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Gov. Cuomo and the Moreland Commission: Your Opinion
Last week's article in the NY Times about Governor Cuomo's involvement with the Moreland Commission is rapidly making its way around the progressive reform-minded community.
Gov. Cuomo set up the Moreland Commission, which had the noble objective of routing out corruption in state government. A few months into their work, Gov. Cuomo's office directed the Commission to pull back subpoenas it intended to issue, including against organizations that are allies of the Governor. However, Governor Cuomo's office argues that it was their right to direct the work of the Commission, as they set it up, and having the Commission investigate the governor would be a conflict of interest.
We would like to know what you think. Please email us at info-at-dfnyc.org (Richard & Tracey).
NY Times article on Gov. Cuomo & Moreland Commission:
Gov. Cuomo's response: