This Week's 'New York NOW' Poll Question

Mar 26, 2015


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Last Week's Results

Do you think the domestic partners of state lawmakers should have to disclose their income in any new ethics deal?

Yes: 90%
No: 10%

Your thoughts on disclosing personal income:

Yes. When I worked for the state we had to fill-in a yearly 11 page form that required those "in decision making positions" to disclose an extensive amount of information regarding myself, my spouses, and my unemancipated children.  I still have copies of the form should you wish to see one.  I assume it is still required. And, yes, those in public office should be required to disclose not only their income, but all the information required on the form that they they required "decision makers"  to fill out - unless of course they have something to hide. -Bill G., Guilderland

Yes. Why not! -Ernie G., Hastings on Hudson

Yes. Whats good for the goose, is good for the gander. -Larry P., Great Neck

Yes. They are partners, as such need disclosure! -Timothy W., Brooklyn

Yes. Full disclosure in all aspects of government,please! -Anonymous

No. I believe they should be separate from there partners. -Reginald H., Bronx

Yes. Domestic partners may contribute to and benefit from elected officials decisions. The legislative and executive branch should disclose income sources or investments of domestic partners and spouses alike. Sandra Lee could just as well have investments in charter school hedge funds just as any other legislator’s partner or spouse. -Rob H., Schoharie

Yes. A married couple usually work as partners. If one is breaking the law, the other has a good chance they're participating in the same activity. -Tom R., Hagaman

Yes. Who cares, I think this is a waste of time. Albany is sinking in a cesspool of crime and we are supposed to be worried about domestic partners of lawmakers? Is everyone on crack!!! If they are crooks arrest them, if not leave them alone. Fix Albany Now! -Steve, Dobbs Ferry

Yes. I believe that, since our governor insists on living in sin with a woman who happens to draw a salary, then the lady in question should tell us what she makes. -Robert M., The Bronx

Yes. Also disclosure for immediately family members and also for Governor Cuomo. Sandra Lee lives as if she were his live-in wife. -Bob, Albany

YES! The Gov seems to think he's Special and exempt from rules that apply to others (sounds too familiar!) - but with society's new norms, we - EVERYONE - need new rules. -Anonymous

Yes. 2 easy to shift benefits of corruption to their partner 2 avoid scrutiny. -David G., Fishkill

Yes. Transparency is important. –Anonymous

Disclaimer: This is not a scientific poll. It is not intended to be viewed as representative of general public opinion. Rather, results indicate the opinions of a self-selecting group of online respondents which may or may not be representative of more widespread public opinion.

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