Moreland Act Commission

An ex-chairman of New York's short-lived Moreland anti-corruption commission says it has altered scandal-scarred Albany's landscape despite its early shutdown.

Karen DeWitt


Details about alleged interference in an ethics probe by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s aides are leaking out daily, and most newspapers have run critical editorials. But it remains to be seen how deeply the controversy will affect the race for governor, where Cuomo is still the front-runner by a wide margin.  

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Moreland Act controversy and Congress in recess.

Office of the Westchester County Executive

  The little known and underfunded Republican challenger for Governor in New York has been getting a boost from incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo’s troubles over alleged interference in an ethics panel. Rob Astorino has been doing his best to keep the controversy, first reported in an in-depth story in the New York Times, alive.

Gov. Cuomo Addresses Times' Moreland Report

Jul 28, 2014
Lucas Willard / WAMC

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in his first public appearance since a potentially damaging news about his staff’s tampering with an ethics probe, tried to change the subject by talking about economic development Monday in Buffalo. But the story continues to dog the governor.

Karen DeWitt

One of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’ s political opponents is calling on Governor Cuomo to hold an explanatory press conference, and  another is demanding that Cuomo to resign after an in depth account in The New York Times reports that the governor’s top staff repeatedly interfered in an ethics commission investigation.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for the New York Daily News. They discuss the end of the Moreland Commission, corruption in government, and Joe Bruno’s second trial.

Karen DeWitt

New York Democrats pressing for bills to reform the state’s campaign finance system, say the US Attorney’s investigations into a panel controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo might help spur action on their measures.

Will New York See Political Reform In 2014?

Dec 24, 2013
Karen DeWitt

2013 saw more New York state lawmakers indicted, jailed, convicted, and even participating in the wire-tapping some of their colleagues.  The continued corruption spurred Governor Andrew Cuomo to appoint a commission to look into the legislature. Will 2014 be the year Albany finally sees reform?

12/18/13 Panel

Dec 18, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and chief of Capital New York's Albany bureau, Jimmy Vielkind.

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Interrogation Report
Indian Diplomat
Rodman back to North Korea
Moreland Commission subpoenas
Reaction to the NYT "invisible child" series
Trump for Governor