Clifton Park revises ethics law

Hughes said he worked with a number of groups in penning the revisions over the course of seven months, including Mark Davies, executive director of the New York City Conflict of Interest Board. According to Hughes, Davies praised the code as "a good and tough law," and requested a copy to post on the board's Web site.

"As it stands tonight, we've probably got one of the toughest ethics codes in New York state," said Hughes. "When you combine personal integrity in the heart of the elected official with public accountability, which is what the ethics code provides, you have true transparency of government.""

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