anti-corruption http://wrvo.org en DiNapoli says he's doing more than other comptrollers to fight graft http://wrvo.org/post/dinapoli-says-hes-doing-more-other-comptrollers-fight-graft <p></p><p>New York's top fiscal watchdog says he has been directly involved in fighting political corruption in the state. His opponent for state comptroller in November's election says otherwise.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:25:19 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55827 at http://wrvo.org DiNapoli says he's doing more than other comptrollers to fight graft Will 2014 be the year of reform? http://wrvo.org/post/will-2014-be-year-reform <p>2013 saw more state lawmakers indicted, jailed, convicted, and even participating in the wire tapping some of their colleagues. The continued corruption spurred Gov. Cuomo to appoint a commission to look into the legislature. Will 2014 be the year Albany finally sees reform?<br /><br />After a new wave of indictments against state lawmakers in the spring, Cuomo tried to convince the legislature to adopt public financing of campaigns, the closing of loopholes for large donors, and better policing of the laws.<br /> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 10:34:00 +0000 Catherine Loper 49261 at http://wrvo.org Reform groups focus on state Board of Elections http://wrvo.org/post/reform-groups-focus-state-board-elections <p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:46:24 +0000 Karen DeWitt 48326 at http://wrvo.org Future of public campaign finance uncertain http://wrvo.org/post/future-public-campaign-finance-uncertain <p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:12:55 +0000 Karen DeWitt 48111 at http://wrvo.org Moreland Commission recommends public campaign financing, other reforms http://wrvo.org/post/moreland-commission-recommends-public-campaign-financing-other-reforms <p></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:40:05 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47985 at http://wrvo.org Moreland Commission recommends public campaign financing, other reforms Moreland Commission co-chair not surprised by survey results http://wrvo.org/post/moreland-commission-co-chair-not-surprised-survey-results <p></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:14:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 45984 at http://wrvo.org Moreland Commission co-chair not surprised by survey results Poll shows Cuomo poised for safe re-election, with some weaknesses http://wrvo.org/post/poll-shows-cuomo-poised-safe-re-election-some-weaknesses <p>A new poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo well positioned to win re-election next year, but there are some weaknesses in his generally positive numbers.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:51:02 +0000 Karen DeWitt 45981 at http://wrvo.org Poll shows Cuomo poised for safe re-election, with some weaknesses Moreland hearing focuses on more alleged corruption http://wrvo.org/post/moreland-hearing-focuses-more-alleged-corruption <p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:53:20 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44686 at http://wrvo.org Subpoenas issued from Moreland Act http://wrvo.org/post/subpoenas-issued-moreland-act <p></p><p>The co-chairwoman of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Moreland Act Commission on public corruption, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, says subpoenas have been sent out and more public hearings are planned.</p><p>Rice was at the Capitol for the third private meeting of Cuomo’s Moreland Act Commission. She says several subpoenas have been issued, but they have to be kept secret for now so that the ongoing investigations won’t be jeopardized.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 19:51:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 42206 at http://wrvo.org Gov. Cuomo's Moreland Act Commission follows in father's footsteps http://wrvo.org/post/gov-cuomos-moreland-act-commission-follows-fathers-footsteps <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s call for a 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.</p><p>When Andrew Cuomo’s father, Mario Cuomo, was governor back in the 1980s, he also called on the powers in the now 100-year-old Moreland Act to appoint a commission to look into government corruption.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:15:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 40833 at http://wrvo.org Another state senator arrested http://wrvo.org/post/another-state-senator-arrested <p>Former Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson turned himself in to federal authorities Monday, after being accused in a nine-count indictment of embezzling nearly half a million dollars from mortgage foreclosure accounts, and then trying to cover it up. Tue, 07 May 2013 12:44:45 +0000 Karen DeWitt 37388 at http://wrvo.org Another state senator arrested