ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York Ethics Commission plans to subpoena the governor’s office for the names of individuals who volunteered during the state’s pandemic response.
The subpoena comes amid concern that certain volunteers were being paid by employers other than the state of New York. In response, the commission wants the governor’s office to provide the names of volunteers who presented a conflict of interest and a description of how those conflicts were resolved.
Some members of the ethics board expressed concerns over the subpoena, saying such a broad request could release a vast amount of information that would put an immense strain on current staff.
The governor’s office has not yet announced whether it’s been served the subpoena and if it intends to comply.