New York's ethics board says it has approved an investigation but refuses to say who it is investigating.
After a 90-minute closed-door session where some members sought more public comment and accountability for their actions, the board came back into public session and says it has unanimously decided to proceed with an investigation.
Commissioner Mary Lou Rath, a former Republican state senator, said in the board's morning session that she would start disclosing and explaining her vote the way it's done at most government boards.
After the private meeting, though, she says she was reminded that she can't comment on her actions under law.
Earlier, the secretive ethics board made it clear that members last week did not vote to block an investigation of an Assembly sexual-harassment scandal or the secret, taxpayer-funded settlement of accusations.