NY ethics and lobbying commission creates tip line

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The commission in charge of regulating ethics and lobbying in New York government has created a tip line and website for people to report alleged violations by state officials and lobbyists.

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics launched the website and phone line on Monday. Callers can dial 1-800-87-ETHICS to report violations, including improper gifts, conflicts of interest, nepotism, abuse of power and sexual harassment.

Staffers from the investigation division of the commission will be operating the tip line during business hours.

The commission will also will also distribute posters promoting the tip line and website to state facilities.

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Online:

http://reportmisconduct.ny.gov

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