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Suozzi announces ethics plan to combat corruption in Albany

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Suozzi outlined his six-point plan to combat corruption in state government.

Suozzi’s proposed plan would require legislative hearings for any last-minute budget expenditure over $10 million. He pointed to the inclusion of $600 million for the new Bills stadium announced just four days before the budget deadline as one example of the “broken” system, according to The Citizen.

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Another part of the plan proposes lowering the state’s campaign contribution limits, which currently stand at $47,100 for the general election. Suozzi’s proposed ethics plan would also require quarterly campaign finance disclosures. Currently, campaigns must file disclosures in January and July.

Suozzi currently serves at the U.S. House Representative for New York’s 3rd Congressional District. He faces a House Ethics Committee investigation for failure to report stock transactions. A spokesman for Suozzi’s campaign said Suozzi’s investments are managed through “independent advisors” and “the congressman does not control or direct these transactions.”