Moreland Commision

Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Blair Horner: Once Again, Feds Have To Fix Albany

Once again, New Yorkers have had to hope that federal prosecutors can clean up Albany.  When Governor Cuomo unceremoniously pulled the plug on the Moreland Act Commission Investigating Public Corruption as part of a deal with legislative leaders in exchange for weak ethics reforms, even the most optimistic New Yorkers were left depressed.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Cuomo Criticizes Lawmakers Fighting Subpoenas On Outside Income

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has some harsh words for state lawmakers who are fighting his commission in court over subpoenas that would force legislators to reveal their outside business with legal clients.

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New York News
12:15 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

More Call For Public Campaign Finance System Including A Moreland Commission Co-Chair

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Advocacy groups are encouraged by recent statements by the co- chair of New York State Governor  Andrew Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission, who says he now favors public financing of political campaigns.

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New York News
12:10 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Board of Elections Officials Grilled At Corruption Commission Hearing

 

State Board of Elections officials received a verbal drubbing from commissioners on New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission during a lengthy hearing over their failure to pursue complaints about campaign violations during the past several years.

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New York News
12:07 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Moreland Hearing Focuses On More Alleged Corruption

Credit Karen DeWitt

The second public hearing held by New York Governor Cuomo’s commission to probe public corruption featured testimony from long time government reform groups. Many brought more evidence that they say shows potential corruption involving money and politics.

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New York News
6:05 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Groups Want Cuomo-Sponsored Probe to Look at Campaign Loophole

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

A leading government reform group has some advice for Governor Cuomo’s Moreland Act Commission investigations. They say there's a major loophole that has allowed $98 million dollars in unlimited donations to flow into what’s known as party housekeeping accounts.

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New York News
12:13 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Past Moreland Act Comission Fell Short

Barbara Bartoletti

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Moreland Act Commission to investigate the legislature is not the first time a governor created a panel to probe state lawmakers. In fact, Cuomo’s own father did it a quarter century ago, with mixed results.

When Andrew Cuomo’s father, Mario Cuomo was governor back in the 1980’s, he also called on the powers in the now 100-year-old Moreland Act to appoint a commission to look into government corruption.

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New York News
6:25 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Cuomo's Moreland Act Commission To Probe Legislature

Governor Cuomo with Albany County D.A. David Soares and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
Credit Karen DeWitt

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has joined forces with the state’s attorney general to create a commission with wide ranging powers to investigate corruption in the state legislature.

Following a legislative session where now nearly three dozen state lawmakers have been indicted, arrested, or jailed, Governor Cuomo named a panel to investigate the legislature.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:19 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Liz Benjamin: Crying Wolf?

Liz Benjamin
Credit YNN, Capital Tonight

The following is a direct quote from Gov. Andrew Cuomo:

"New Yorkers deserve a clean and transparent government comprised of officials who work for the people, not for the special interests and certainly not for their own corrupt self-interests."

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