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Lhota Calls For NYC Ethics Reform

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After several state and city officials were slapped with federal bribery and corruption charges this week, mayoral candidate Joe Lhota rolled out a plan for ethics reform.

It calls for greater transparency in the funding of City Council member items, term limits for state and county party leaders and a limit for donations from city political candidates to political party committees.

Lhota also said he wants politicians convicted of a felony for corruption to be stripped of their pensions.

"The public itself seems to be immune to the fact that the culture of corruption has become the norm in the city of New York and I actually believe that this culture of corruption absolutely has to come to an end," Lhota said at a press conference Sunday.

Lhota called on his fellow mayoral candidates and other elected officials to support his reforms. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP