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Cuomo Says There Is 'No Appetite' For Full-Time Legislature

 Andrew Cuomo
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ALBANY, N.Y. — Following the conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that he won't focus on creating a full-time legislature but instead push for more transparency and disclosure, according to a report in Capital New York.

Cuomo said there is "no appetite" among lawmakers for becoming a full-time legislature, meaning that being state lawmakers would be their full-time job and no outside income would be allowed, Capital New York reported.

The alternative, Capital New York reports, is requiring more transparency in the outside incomes of lawmakers.

To read the full story and see a transcript of Cuomo's discussion with reporters, click here .

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