ethics commission en Ethics panel rejects donor privacy requests from abortion groups <p>A state ethics board has denied applications from groups on both sides of the abortion debate a request to keep private their donor lists.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 04:01:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50543 at Beleaguered state ethics committee loses another commissioner <p>The Joint Commission on Public Ethics, or JCOPE, met Tuesday and spent most of its time in a private session, as Patrick Bulgaro, a key appointee of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, resigned from the board.<p>Silver was the subject of a recent ethics commission probe, which examined his role in the sexual harassment charges against former Assemblyman Vito Lopez. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:56:59 +0000 Karen DeWitt 41895 at State Senate forum questions status of big business advocacy group <p>A hearing by New York Senate Democrats explored the influence of the controversial lobby group known as ALEC in New York State. Those who testified say more light needs to shine on the secretive group and even urged the state ethics commission to start an investigation. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:19:45 +0000 Karen DeWitt 20927 at Ethics panel meets among controversy <p>The head of the state ethics commission, Janet DiFiore, says she has &ldquo;done nothing wrong,&rdquo; after allegations she used her influence as Westchester County DA to obtain welfare benefits for her maid.</p><p>DiFiore spoke after a lengthy closed door session of the ethics commission.</p><p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 14:15:06 +0000 Karen DeWitt 20227 at