Former NY Governor Hugh Carey, the man whose name graces our Institute, passed away today. The NYT notes his critical role in government reform:
Outside the fiscal realm, Mr. Carey promised an era of openness and clean government. He mandated financial disclosure for top state officials, barred party leaders from holding major state posts and signed campaign finance laws that set limits and required disclosure. He secured voter approval of a constitutional amendment providing for appointment, rather than election, of judges to the Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, a change that was viewed as insulating the court from politics.