Fri July 25, 2014

Long term effects of Moreland controversy on Cuomo unknown

Governor Cuomo has not held any public appearances since a potentially damaging New York Times story that says his top aide interfered in a corruption probe when it focused on Cuomo donors. As Karen DeWitt reports, the governor began the week with rosy poll numbers, and he still has a large advantage over his nearest competitor.  

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Fri July 25, 2014

Moreland Commission controversy raises questions on role of attorney general

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 7:26 am

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the Moreland Commission in July 2013
Karen DeWitt/WRVO News (file photo)

The fallout continues over whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide interfered with an ethics commission probe, with some now saying that state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman could have done more to protect the integrity of the investigations.

Schneiderman’s opponent in the fall elections is one of those raising questions about whether the attorney general, who was key to the formation of the ethics commission, could have been more involved and done something to stop alleged interference in probes by Cuomo’s aides.

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Thu July 24, 2014

Fallout for Cuomo over report his aides interfered with ethics probes

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 8:18 am

Gov. Andrew Cuomo named the Moreland Commission on public corruption in July 2013
Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

One of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’ s political opponents is calling on Cuomo to hold an explanatory press conference, and  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.

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.

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Fri July 18, 2014

Syracuse could become temporary home for immigrant children

Originally published on Fri July 18, 2014 6:56 am

Ellen Abbott WRVO

Syracuse could be a potential landing spot for unaccompanied immigrant children who’ve been crossing the Mexican border in droves in recent months. Mayor Stephanie Miner is hoping a letter to the president can bring those kids to central New York sooner rather than later.

Miner is asking President Barack Obama to consider forming a partnership between Syracuse and the federal government to help with the humanitarian needs of the kids, who are waiting for deportation hearings.

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Tue July 15, 2014

Cuomo: private market will decide future of NY's casino industry

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Governor Cuomo says he’s not concerned about reports that the casino gambling industry may not be all that healthy.

The negative news comes as the state is considering authorizing four new gambling centers in the next few months.

One third of Atlantic City’s casinos, including one run by Donald Trump, have announced plans to close, and Moody’s investor rating services has downgraded the casino industry from stable to negative citing “declines in comparable monthly gaming revenue”.

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