Transparency & Accountability
New Yorkers deserve a government that works for and is accountable to the people it serves. Under her administration, Governor Hochul is rejecting the toxic politics of the past and is resetting the tone in Albany.
From day one, Kathy has been committed to restoring New Yorkers’ trust in government by improving transparency and increasing accountability. As Governor, she is taking the extraordinary steps of enacting two term limits for Statewide elected officials, banning outside income for Statewide elected officials, and replacing the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) with a truly independent ethics watchdog that answers to New Yorkers, not to politicians.
Governor Hochul has also introduced sweeping transparency initiatives across state government — including steps to expedite public records requests, require state agencies to review their compliance with existing transparency laws, and root out harassment and discrimination by mandating ethics training.