Ethics reform is at the center of the budget deal that was drafted over the weekend. But is it the tough, game-changing reform that Governor Cuomo claims? There are reasons to doubt the claims that this ethics package will make sweeping changes. Our guests will explain why, drilling into loopholes, as well as what made the cut. Our guests:

  • Karen DeWitt, WXXI News Capital Bureau Correspondent
  • Joe Spector, Albany Bureau Chief for Gannett
  • Bill Mahoney, reporter for Capital New York
  • Brian Kolb, minority leader of the New York State Assembly
  • Blair Horner, legislative director for NYPIRG
  • Katherine Smith, League of Women Voters

Recently, the ETHIEs were awarded. What are they? They’re awards given to Rochester area businesses and organizations that operate ethically. What exactly makes good business ethics and how does one get nominated, or win, an ETHIE?

We talk business ethics with:

  • Alan Ziegler, a member of the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation Board of Directors
  • Dom Genova, owner of Genesee Valley Motors and recipient of a 2014 ETHIE award
  • Bill Pollock, founder, president, and CEO of Optimation Technology