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Governor Cuomo Demands Reform Post-Kruger

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Bloggers over at the Albany Times Union thought Governor Andrew Cuomo should take more of a common man approach in his reaction to the Kruger news – “calling a Red Room press conference, then walking out and wordlessly throwing up his arms in a ‘See? See?’ gesture and then walking back out again” – but, the governor instead opted for a more conventional approach: a press release.

He wrote:

“Today’s arrests again spotlight the failings of New York State government and highlight the urgent need for the legislature to pass comprehensive ethics reform – now. During the campaign, I made a commitment that we would either pass real ethics reform with real disclosure and real enforcement or I would form a Moreland Commission on public integrity. New Yorkers deserve a clean and transparent government comprised of officials who work for the people, not for the special interests and certainly not for their own corrupt self-interests. Today, I reaffirm my commitment to clean up Albany and state clearly that either ethics legislation will be passed or I will form a Moreland Commission by the end of this legislative session.”

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  1. Cuomo seems to be a good man. Thus, I fear for him. As soon as Gov. Paterson tried limiting the budget (read that, fight Albany corruption), they uncovered some minor charge on him. I’m afraid they’ll just dig up something on poor Andy. Hey, with these convoluted laws and tax codes, I think anybody anywhere can be arrested and convicted at this point.


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