New York governor, Assembly speaker announce deal on ethics reform for lawmakers

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Posted: Mar 18, 2015 12:04 PM

(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced a five-point deal on ethics reform with the state Assembly, whose former speaker Sheldon Silver is under indictment on federal corruption charges.

The deal includes fuller disclosure of outside business and legal clients by legislators as well as strict limits on use of per diem and campaign funds, Cuomo said at a news conference with state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.

(Reporting by Frank McGurty, Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst)