ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's Republican candidate for governor is calling for term limits, a shorter legislative session and other changes that he says will help combat government corruption.
Rob Astorino unveiled a 10-point ethics proposal on Monday. He says eight-year term limits for statewide elected leaders and legislators and a three-month legislative session would discourage the insider politics that he says has caused a "staggering" level of government corruption in Albany.
Astorino's plan also includes a new ethics commission to investigate complaints against lawmakers, and changes to legislative pensions and compensation. Astorino also wants stronger conflict of interest laws and says he would prohibit any state building or highway from being named for a sitting lawmaker.
Astorino is the county executive in Westchester County. He faces Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the fall election.