- The Study of New York Government
- The New York Constitution and the Federal System
- Political Parties in New York
- Campaign Finance Policy in the State and City of New York
- Public Opinion Polling and New York Politics and Governance
- Elections and Election Management
- Lobbying and the Interest Group System
- Politics and the News Media in the Empire State
- The New York State Legislature
- The Governor of New York
- The New York State Comptroller's Office
- The New York State Attorney General
- The Judiciary and Judicial Reform
- The Executive Branch
- New York State and the National Government
- New York in Fiscal Federalism
- The State and Its Localities
- New York State and New York City Relations
- New York State's “Foreign Policy”
- The Public Fisc in New York State
- New York State Education Policy and Politics
- Health Care Politics and Policy in New York State
- Public Safety Policy in New York State
- Higher Education in New York State
- Mental Health Policy in New York State
- Economic Development in New York State
- Welfare Policy in New York State
- The Environment in New York State
- Transportation Policy and Politics in New York State
- The Politics of Energy in New York State
- Selective Bibliography of New York Government and Politics: References
Abstract and Keywords
This article provides a discussion on New York State Legislature. The full extent of state legislative authority is encapsulated by the dual concepts of the power of the purse and the police power. The Constitution and laws of the United States are “the supreme law of the land.” The political party is the most significant organizational unit in New York State Legislature. The Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment conducts research and other activities necessary to prepare and formulate a reapportionment plan for the reapportionment of senate and assembly districts. The legislature's unwillingness to expeditiously and uniformly self-police possible ethical violations through existing means continues to aggravate the erosion of public confidence. Despite the great strides in improving New York's legislative ethics laws through the Public Employees Ethics Reform Act of 2007 and the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011, there remains room for improvement.
Eric Lane is the Interim Dean and Eric J. Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Public Service at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.
Joshua M. Wolf is an Assistant Corporation Counsel at the New York City Law Department. The views here expressed are his own.
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