Finch Statement on the Percoco Verdict

March 13, 2018

“For years, I’ve made the case that the governor’s signature development programs lack oversight, are rife with corruption and promote a toxic pay-to-play culture in the Capitol. During the trial of the governor’s top aide Joe Percoco, federal prosecutors made the same case, and now he’s going to jail. Hopefully, this is a wake-up call for my colleagues. Perococo’s actions are consistent with the governor’s priorities. We’ve always known they put wealthy, politically- connected donors before the middle class. Now we know they were taking bribes, too.”