State legislators call for measures to end corruption


Three Democratic state legislators Tuesday urged their colleagues to support several initiatives that they said would help end corruption on Long Island and statewide, and “ensure good, open, honest government.”

Sen. John Brooks (D-Seaford) and Assemb. Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) and Christine Pellegrino (D-West Islip), joined by the head of the good-government group Common Cause New York, spoke outside the Town of Oyster Bay’s Town Hall South in Massapequa.

One of the bills, sponsored by Brooks and Lavine, would authorize state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli to appoint an independent state monitor to oversee the finances and operations of Oyster Bay, which is deeply in debt.

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