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The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports today that county legislators for Monroe County, New York, have proposed new whistleblower protections. The article says that Monroe County was rocked this year by a contracting scandal in which eight employees of one contractor have already pled guilty to petty larceny. A supervisor in the county’s environmental services department and five other employees of the contractor were also arrested. Democrats proposed this Summer that the County’s whistleblower protection be enhanced.  A Republican  leader refused to assign that proposal to a committee, but is now propomoting a Republican draft to strengthen county law for whistleblowers.  I have asked county officials to provide me with both proposals so I can compare them to the National Whistleblowers Center model legislation. The new Republican proposal is still at the county attorney’s office for drafting.