Cuomo: MTA has two sets of books

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 03:28 PM

Andrew Cuomo has run an amazingly disciplined, if not overly-cautious, campaign, due in part to his unique hands-on-approach to campaigning and governing, and also, because he's a sitting state attorney general and can't say things willy nilly.

But last night, Cuomo leveled some of his harshest critiques so far, at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, saying "nobody's in charge" of the agency.

"And in terms of the amount of money they waste, two sets of books, certainly, five hundred million dollars in overtime, something like eight thousand people make more than a hundred thousand dollars," Cuomo said.


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This saddens me. Cuomo has jumped on the scapegoat the MTA bandwagon. As Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo should know better than to repeat the falsity that the MTA has two sets of books because that accusation levelled in 2003 (7 years ago!!) by then NYS Comptroller and now convicted felon Alan Hevesi was proven to be false in a 2003 decision by the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department in "In re New York Public Interest Group Straphangers Campaign."

Oct. 21 2010 12:19 AM

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