Moreland Act Commission http://wrvo.org en Fall0ut for Cuomo over report his aides interfered with ethics probes http://wrvo.org/post/fall0ut-cuomo-over-report-his-aides-interfered-ethics-probes <p>One of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’ s political opponents is calling on Cuomo to hold an explanatory press conference, and&nbsp; another is demanding that the governor 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.<br /><br />Cuomo created the ethics commission under the state’s Moreland Act a little over a year ago amidst rampant corruption rampant in the legislature, that included a string of indictments, resignations and jailings of lawmakers.<br /> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:12:33 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59357 at http://wrvo.org Fall0ut for Cuomo over report his aides interfered with ethics probes Duffy will keep thoughts to himself on Moreland Commission http://wrvo.org/post/duffy-will-keep-thoughts-himself-moreland-commission <p>Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy says he had no direct knowledge of alleged meddling by his boss into an ethics commission the governor set up.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:54:34 +0000 Ryan Delaney 59339 at http://wrvo.org Duffy will keep thoughts to himself on Moreland Commission GOP candidate for AG launches campaign; stops in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/gop-candidate-ag-launches-campaign-stops-syracuse <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Republican who wants to be New York state’s attorney general says he’ll be the people’s advocate if elected. John Cahill, an aide to former Gov. George Pataki, made several campaign stops across the state Monday, including Syracuse.<br /><br />Cahill says education, economic development and integrity in government are top issues he promises to advocate for if he is elected as attorney general.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 11:42:32 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55686 at http://wrvo.org GOP candidate for AG launches campaign; stops in Syracuse Senate Democrats say more reasons than ever to adopt their reform bills http://wrvo.org/post/senate-democrats-say-more-reasons-ever-adopt-their-reform-bills <p></p><p>Democrats pressing for bills to reform the state’s campaign finance system say the U.S. Attorney’s investigations into a panel controlled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo might help spur action on their measures.</p><p>Democrats in the state Senate introduced a package of bills that they say would lessen special interest influences in politics and curb some on going abuses.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 09:34:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55393 at http://wrvo.org Senate Democrats say more reasons than ever to adopt their reform bills US Attorney supbeonas documents from state ethics panel http://wrvo.org/post/us-attorney-supbeonas-documents-state-ethics-panel <p></p><p>Published reports in the <a href="http://nypost.com/2014/04/30/feds-widen-crackdown-on-new-york-political-corruption/" target="_blank">New York Post</a> and <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/preet-bharara-asks-complaints-filed-state-ethics-commission-blog-entry-1.1774171" target="_blank">New York Daily News</a> say U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has subpoenaed records from a state ethics panel created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 09:51:51 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55103 at http://wrvo.org Moreland fallout continues for Cuomo http://wrvo.org/post/moreland-fallout-continues-cuomo <p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:01:42 +0000 Karen DeWitt 54693 at http://wrvo.org Moreland fallout continues for Cuomo Anti-corruption panel ends following ethics reform deal http://wrvo.org/post/anti-corruption-panel-ends-following-ethics-reform-deal <p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:50:33 +0000 Karen DeWitt 53688 at http://wrvo.org 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 Cuomo says reform is a priority, but not the first priority http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-reform-priority-not-first-priority <p></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:53:27 +0000 Karen DeWitt 48740 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says reform is a priority, but not the first priority 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 Senator DeFrancisco says Cuomo's Moreland Commission is a risky proposition http://wrvo.org/post/senator-defrancisco-says-cuomos-moreland-commission-risky-proposition <p></p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:53:27 +0000 Ellen Abbott 47836 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo criticizes state lawmakers fighting subpoenas on outside income http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-criticizes-state-lawmakers-fighting-subpoenas-outside-income <p></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:27:16 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47673 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo criticizes state lawmakers fighting subpoenas on outside income State lawmakers fight Cuomo commission subpoenas in court http://wrvo.org/post/state-lawmakers-fight-cuomo-commission-subpoenas-court <p></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:00:35 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47629 at http://wrvo.org Calls for public campaign finance system include a Moreland Commission co-chairman http://wrvo.org/post/calls-public-campaign-finance-system-include-moreland-commission-co-chairman <p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:23:10 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47080 at http://wrvo.org Bill Fitzpatrick on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/bill-fitzpatrick-campbell-conversations-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The <a href="http://moreland.ny.gov/" target="_blank">Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption</a> is already making waves in Albany, as the media and the public react to what's coming out at its public hearings.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant&nbsp;Reeher</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;talks with the Commission's Co-chair, Ononda Sun, 10 Nov 2013 21:55:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 46867 at http://wrvo.org Bill Fitzpatrick on The Campbell Conversations Onondaga County DA Fitzpatrick says Moreland Commission has uncovered criminal activity http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-da-fitzpatrick-says-moreland-commission-has-uncovered-criminal-activity <p>The Moreland Act Commission appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is releasing a preliminary report on public corruption in a few weeks. The commission is charged with investigating corruption in state governmental agencies, and has already gone after the state Board of Elections and the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, or J-COPE, at recent public hearings.<br /> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:33:15 +0000 Gino Geruntino 46815 at http://wrvo.org State Senate Republicans respond to Moreland Commission subpoenas http://wrvo.org/post/state-senate-republicans-respond-moreland-commission-subpoenas <p></p><p>Republicans in the New York Senate, who are targets of subpoenas by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s anti-corruption Moreland Act Commission, are fighting back in court.<br /><br />The subpoenas were sent by the Moreland Commission to the Republican Senate Campaign Committee, as well as the campaign committees of Democrats, seeking internal documents and emails. The Senate GOP has filed a challenge in Supreme Court, claiming that it’s not fair to compel Republicans to hand over documents that outline their political campaign strategies to a commission appointed by a Democratic governor.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:19:53 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46441 at http://wrvo.org State Senate Republicans respond to Moreland Commission subpoenas State Board of Elections officials grilled at corruption commission hearing http://wrvo.org/post/state-board-elections-officials-grilled-corruption-commission-hearing <p></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:11:20 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46381 at http://wrvo.org Group urges anti-corruption commission to probe Big Pharma campaign donations http://wrvo.org/post/group-urges-anti-corruption-commission-probe-big-pharma-campaign-donations <p></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:05:28 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46318 at http://wrvo.org Group urges anti-corruption commission to probe Big Pharma campaign donations Cuomo, Duffy have nothing but praise for each other http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-duffy-have-nothing-praise-each-other <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, offered high praise for one another during an event at the Capitol Monday. Their remarks come as questions are raised about Duffy's political future.<br /><br />Some newspapers have called for an ethics probe after Duffy admitted he’s been interviewing for a job with the Rochester Business Alliance, a trade and lobby group, while serving on Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils. Duffy has now withdrawn from consideration for the job. He introduced Cuomo at a disaster preparedness forum.<br /> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:55:15 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46316 at http://wrvo.org 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 Corruption commmission probes intensify http://wrvo.org/post/corruption-commmission-probes-intensify <p></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:06:53 +0000 Karen DeWitt 45919 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's corruption commission will subpoena some lawmakers http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-corruption-commission-will-subpoena-some-lawmakers <p>A corruption commission appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo has voted to issue subpoenas to some members of the legislature to force them to disclose money paid to them by private law clients.<br /><br />The Moreland Act commission wrote letters to state senators and assemblymembers who make more than $20,000 a year from outside legal clients, a figure that includes all of the major party legislative leaders. The legislature hired attorneys, who said no.<br /> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:00:41 +0000 Karen DeWitt 45716 at http://wrvo.org Is Cuomo's corruption commission going off the rails? http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-corruption-commission-going-rails <p></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 11:50:07 +0000 Karen DeWitt 45378 at http://wrvo.org 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 Second hearing Tuesday for Moreland corruption commission http://wrvo.org/post/second-hearing-tuesday-moreland-corruption-commission <p></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:19:46 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44556 at http://wrvo.org Corruption hearings continue in Moreland Act Commission meeting http://wrvo.org/post/corruption-hearings-continue-moreland-act-commission-meeting <p></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:47:27 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44388 at http://wrvo.org