Emboldened Cuomo Attempts To Consolidate Power Under Guise of Ethics Reform
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016 AT 11:20 A.M.
BY MAX RIVLIN-NADLER
Governor Andrew Cuomo came into office over six years ago pledging to clean up state government. Since then, Albany has seen levels of corruption that exceed even its own lofty standards for wrongdoing. Cuomo’s own ethics commission was scuttled by the governor himself before being taken over by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who went on to successfully prosecute the leaders of both state houses. Now, as Cuomo's closest friend and former top advisor, Joseph Percoco, is about to be indicted for rigging bids on state contracts, the governor proposed a raft of ethics reforms on Wednesday that stand little chance of ever getting made into law. Continue reading via this link to the Village voice