ALBANY – Prior to making several taxpayer-funded airplane trips that could violate state ethics rules, Governor Kathy Hochul’s office was told that using a state-owned airplane for the sole purpose of attending a campaign fundraiser was illegal.
After becoming governor, however, Hochul used a state plane to attend a private campaign event in Buffalo. His office maintains the flight to Buffalo was legal, using reasoning that has never been specifically explored in the state’s past ethical opinions.
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