Is the Moreland Commission Going to Really End Corruption?

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

state capitol Capitol building in Albany (Karen DeWitt/WXXI)

Karen DeWitt, Capitol bureau chief for New York State Public Radio, discusses the recommendations of the Moreland Commission to combat public corruption in Albany. 

Then Richard Brodsky, senior fellow at Demos and former New York State assemblyman (D-Westchester), discusses political corruption in Albany.


Richard Brodsky and Karen DeWitt

Comments [9]

Donald J. Sepanek

Cuomo wants to stop corruption? What kind of cynical electioneering is this? This is from the same man who pushed to legalize gambling in New York, and then flip-flopped on the issue of legalizing marijuana so that the alcohol and pharmaceutical companies could continue selling dangerous, addictive, and tolerance producing drugs without competition. This is all just a smoke-screen and no, this commission will NOT end corruption - it won't even come close.

Dec. 04 2013 02:16 PM

What is the precise URL (web address) for the copy of the Moreland Report that Brian wants "crowd sourced"?

Dec. 04 2013 11:45 AM

What is the precise URL (web address) for the copy of the Moreland Report that Brian wants crowd sourced?

Dec. 04 2013 11:43 AM

Some details of Cuomo's own corruption.

Perhaps some of this explains why Cuomo has so much money in his own campaign fund.

Dec. 04 2013 10:47 AM
Robert from NYC

Well, again it has all to do with the ballot box. Know who's running in your district, learn about these folks as much as you can and decide if you even want them to run for office. Are they going to serve the community or special interest groups? Find out and vote. If in the end you don't like anybody who's running try to get someone else to run. If that doesn't work then write in a name in the voting booth. But don't settle. We have what we have because most people settle on the "lesser of two evils". If they're both evil then none is the lesser of the other, they're both evil!

Dec. 04 2013 10:37 AM

When Andrew Cuomo ran the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), he couldn't account for $59 billion in its fiscal 1999 audit. Said his spokesman: "That money isn't missing. It's just unaccounted for."
So I'm cynical when Andrew Cuomo calls for and end to other people's corruption.

Dec. 04 2013 10:35 AM
Ramona from Melrose

Don't forget the corrupt Arroyo clan in the Bronx, with a nephew who did tome and stole $200,poo, at least and took the fall for the Assembly Member and COuncil Member jefes.

Dec. 04 2013 10:33 AM
antonio from baySide

See this is the problem...
The framing of the discourse. Does anyone think the mayor elect is targeting the poor for the tax hike and conversely who would benefit most from a tax cut...

Dec. 04 2013 10:33 AM
Taher from Croton on Huson

Yes great idea, let’s deal with cleaning up corruption in Albany!!!!!!!
Let’s start by firing MTA executives who are political appointees by the sitting governor.
Let’s get some professional rail people instead of know nothing political apparatchik.

Dec. 04 2013 10:30 AM

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