Episode 1700: Ethics, Endorsements and Efforts to Redistrict

Episode 1700: Ethics, Endorsements and Efforts to Redistrict
10/24/2021

Thank you for joining this week’s edition of the Albany Update.

There is a reason why some Albany insiders refer to JCOPE (the state’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics) as “J-Joke”. What happened last week regarding former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $5 Million book deal is only the most recent example of why no one takes this ethics commission seriously.

Speaking of ethics, many are calling into question a Virginia campaign ad with Vice President Kamala Harris promoting the Democratic candidate for governor in hundreds of predominantly African American churches.

On the endorsement front, Governor Kathy Hochul has picked up the support of another major pro-abortion political player.

Then, we’ll look at the rise of authoritarian government demonstrated by the continuing COVID mandates.

Finally, we’ll update you on the latest regarding efforts to redistrict our state ahead of next year’s elections.

Let’s get started.