New York governor Kathy Hochul has supported legislation that seeks term limits and bans to earn money in private for elected state officials.
Hochul doesn’t want a repeat of what her disgrace predecessor ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo did which is to pocket g $5.1 million on his ‘American Crisis’ book deal.
Aside from a ban on statewide elected officials being able to earn outside income, Hochul is also pushing to set the term limits of elected state officials to only two consecutive terms.
The bill once approved will affect the term limits of the governor, lieutenant governor, state attorney general, and state comptroller who all would now be limited to a maximum of eight years in office, much like elected posts in New York City.
According to reports, to push the ban on private earnings, the constitution of the Big Apple needs to be amended.
Sources said Hochul’s outside income ban would apply to the governor, lieutenant governor, state attorney general, and state comptroller.
“On day one as Governor, I pledged to restore trust in government and I have taken steps every day to deliver the open, ethical governing New Yorkers deserve,” Hochul said in a statement.
“I want people to believe in their government again. With these bold reforms, we will ensure New Yorkers know their leaders work for them and are focused on serving the people of this state,” Hochul added.