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Albany Corruption Scandals Fuel Calls to Ban Outside Work

In the wake of the corruption conviction of former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the issue of outside income for legislators has become a hot topic.

Thursday Common Cause of New York released the outside income records of all state legislators for 2014. Locally former State Senator Tom Libous earned between $20,000 and $50,000 in a director's fee for Tioga State Bank.

Assemblyman Cliff Crouch earned between $1,000 and $5,000 in director per diem for the Broome County Cooperative Insurance Company. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo did not earn outside income for 2014. Of the 183 lawmakers elected prior to the most recent cycle, roughly 60%, or 110, do not have any outside income.