New Yorkers deserve a government they can trust. That is why Citizens Union has always advocated for stronger ethics oversight, financial disclosure, and reforms focused on both preventing and punishing corruption in New York City and State government. Citizens Union serves as a watchdog for the public interest to restore faith in public institutions and make government better.
Rooting out corruption and ensuring that wealthy and powerful interests do not use backdoor channels, special access, and other nefarious means to influence our government has long been a key Citizens Union priority. In addition to the recently closed “LLC Loophole”, Citizens Union continues to push other common sense reforms like publishing a list of state subsidies and increased transparency in contract procurement here in New York State.