Streams

Cuomo Criticizes State Lawmakers for Fighting Subpoenas

Monday, November 25, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo is critical of state lawmakers who are fighting subpoenas that would force legislators to reveal their outside business with legal clients.

An anti-corruption commission appointed by the governor known as the Moreland Act Commission subpoenaed state lawmakers who earn more than $20,000 a year from private law firms, asking to see their client lists. Governor Cuomo said state legislators who are fighting the subpoenas to turn over details of their work are acting like they're concealing something.

"Those that have nothing to hide disclosed," he said. "Those that don't have an issue."

Attorneys for the legislative leaders said the commission is overstepping its bounds and that the governor can't, under the state's constitution, investigate the legislature. But the Moreland Commission has said that some of the lawmakers are complying with subpoenas and already turning over the information. 

Cuomo said that makes a mockery of the legislative leaders' claims.

Tags:

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Sponsored

Latest Newscast

 

 

Support

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public

Feeds

Supported by