Spitzer acted unilaterally yesterday and raised the standards of conduct for New York government employees.
He has done the following:
- Banned Adminstration Officials from accepting corporate gifts, speaking fees, or seeking public office while working for the Governor.
- Prohibition on Government employees from lobbying the agencies they worked for, for two years following their employment.
- No politician shall appear in any taxpayer funded advertisements. (The previous Governor was all over the T.V. in these ads, being near the border, I saw them all the time.)
- He also banned Government employees from donating to politicial parties.
This all in his first day.
I am going to keep watching Spitzer, he is a leading candidate for President in 2012 already.
He also ordered that all Government Agencies shall stream their public meetings over the internet!