ALBANY - They have their work cut out for them.
"Scandal correcting, even though valuable, is just not going to be enough for the big problem that I see," said Michael Malbin, the executive director of the Washington-based Campaign Finance Institute.
If you were looking for people who thought the current way of financing and running for state office in New York was just fine, this wasn't the place.
"The recent scandals that have nearly consumed this legislative session underscore the pervading, corruptive influences of money in our political system," said Barbara Bartoletti of the League of Women Voters.
The four members of the state Senate's Independent Democratic Conference held their hearing Monday.
There used to be five, but the IDC kicked out Malcolm Smith after he was charged in a bribery scheme.