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CJA Leads the Way to NYS Budget Reform -- & competitive NYS Elections

Press Reporting, Editorials & Commentary on
the Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015
(& Corruption/Electoral Issues)


CJA's December 2, 2013 e-mail to press --
"Subject: Big Day for NYS Governance: Where are the Scholars to Provide Expert Opinions?"

CJA's January 12, 2014 e-mail to Watchdog.org --
"Subject: Building Watchdog.org Journalism in NYS -- RE: Thank you for subscribing"

CJA's January 20, 2014 e-mail to press --
"Subject: What Do Your Sources Inside Governor Cuomo's Office Tell You About What the Governor Will be Doing with the Proposed Judiciary & Legislative Budgets -- and what say the 'good government groups' and 'experts'?"
Cuomo's Budget Is Said to Include Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform", New York Times, Thomas Kaplan

CJA's January 20, 2014 e-mail to Berkeley Brean /NewsChannel 10/Rochester--
"Subject: Achieving a NYS Budgeting Process that is open, understandable, and enables New Yorkers to appropriately influence how their tax dollars are spent"
"How the state budget can impact you and your family?", News Channel 10/Rochester

CJA's January 22, 2014 e-mail to press --
"Subject: Changing the Face of the 2014 Elections:  Governor Cuomo's Larceny of Taxpayer Monies by his Yesterday's Budget"

CJA's January 22, 2014 e-mail to Watchdog.org --
"Subject: Changing the Face of the 2014 Elections: Governor Cuomo's Larceny of Taxpayer Monies by his Yesterday's Budget"
Watchdog -- secrecy

CJA's January 25, 2014 e-mail to press --
"Subject: What will Astorino & Paladino say at the Jan 26-27 Conservative Party Political Action Conference about defeating Governor Cuomo & achieving a Republican/Conservative sweep in the 2014 elections?"

CJA's January 25, 2014 e-mail to National Review Editor Rich Lowry --
"Subject: What winning strategy will you be offering at the Conservative Pary's Jan 26-27 Political Action Conference to defeat Cuomo & sweep the 2014 elections?"

CJA's January 26, 2014 e-mail to Writer/Political Commentator Peggy Noonan --
RE:   What will you say at New York's Conservative Party Political Action Conference about defeating Governor Cuomo and achieving a Conservative/Republican sweep in the 2014 elections?"

CJA's April 25, 2014 e-mail to Epoch Times -- "Subject: TIME-SENSITIVE NEWS LEAD:  The Public Fights Back in a Lawsuit vs Commission to Investigate Public Corruption"

CJA's May 28, 2014 e-mail to Jacob Gershman, Erica Orden/Wall Street Journal -- "Is U.S. Attorney Bharara Investigating the corruption of the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption?"


CJA's July 11, 2014 e-mail to Peter Green -- "Subject: A SCOOP FOR YOU!  The Unappointed Review Commission for JCOPE, etc."

CJA's July 16, 2014 e-mail to Peter Green -- "Subject: Making an Electoral Difference: A SCOOP FOR YOU!  The Unappointed Review Commission for JCOPE, etc."

CJA's July 19, 2014 e-mail to Peter Green -- "Subject: The Other Shoe Has Fallen on JCOPE: A SCOOP FOR YOU!"


CJA's July 17, 2014 e-mail to Justin Elliott -- "Subject: Your today's article on Cuomo's conflicts of interest, etc."

Justin Elliott's July 17, 2014 e-mail

CJA's July 17, 2014 3-mail to Justin Elliot -- "Subject; Thanks for our prompt response to this BIG SCOOP!..."



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January 2, 2014

"Carl Paladino Says He's On a 'Mission' To Oust Dean Skelos and Brian Kolb", Daily News, Glenn Blain

January 10, 2014

"Effort to 'Draft Trump' Gets A Second Meeting", State of Politics, Casey Bortnick

Janauary 12, 2014

"Cuomo's great Tappan Zee secret", NY Post, E.J. McMahon, Nicole Gelinas

January 14, 2014

"Carl Paladino Turns On NYS Republican Chairman Ed Cox; Says He's Running Donald Trump Off", Daily News, Ken Lovett

January 15, 2014

"Upstate, Cuomo, and the state of our state", Rochester City Newspaper, Mary Anna Towler

January 17, 2014

"Cuomo: 'Extreme conservatives...have no place in the state of New York'", Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler

"Paladino: I Gave Cox The 'Pushback' he Deserved", State of Politics, Casey Bortnick

January 18, 2014

"Governor To Release Budget Tuesday", WAMC radio, Karen DeWitt

January 19, 2014

"Eye on NY: Progressive groups urge Cuomo to include public campaign financing in budget", Auburn Citizen, Robert Harding

January 20, 2014

"Cuomo set to release the budget January 21", North Public Radio, Karen DeWitt

"Cuomo's Budget Is Said to Include Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform", New York Times, Thomas Kaplan

"Cuomo to Include Public Campaign Finance in Budget Proposal", WXII, Karen DeWitt

"Majority of New Yorkers Say They Would Re-Elect Cuomo, Poll Finds", New York Times, Jesse McKinley

"Reformers Happy with Cuomo Budget Proposal", North Public Radio, Karen DeWitt 

"Cuomo rises (and Christie) falls in new poll", Capital New York, Laurie Nahmias

"Cuomo met with Moreland leaders just before they sent first subpoenas", Capital New York, Jimmy Vielkind

"Lovett: Cuomo to propose sex harassment complaints hotline for NY employees", Daily News, Ken Lovett

"What would Cuomo do to get public campaign financing?", Capital New York, Liz Benjamin

"Blair Horner: The Budget Battle Begins", WAMC Radio

"Kolb's budget priorities include mandate relief, tax cuts, and reforming school aid formula", Auburn Citizen, Robert Harding

"Siena: Cuomo still riding high with 2-1 favorability", Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler

"How the state budget can impact you and your family?", News Channel 10/Rochester, Berkeley Brean

"Top WNY Republicans meet with Trump, ask key questions", Buffalo News, Robert McCarthy

"GOP blasts Cuomo's comments on Conservatives", New York Post, Fred Dicker

January 21, 2014

"Five things to watch for in Cuomo's budget", Capital New York, Jimmy Vielkind

"Juggling Act: state budget style", Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler, James Odato

"GOP: Cuomo Should Be All Apologies", State of Politics, Nick Reisman

"Paladino Says He'll Likely Run for Governor if Trump Doesn't", WGRZ.com/Rochester Channel 2

January 22, 2014

"Comment by Cuomo Outrages Republicans", New York Times, Jesse McKinley

"Astorino: We'll Raise What We Need to Raise", State of Politics, Nick Reisman

January 23, 2014

"New York State Exposed: Following your Money into the General Fund", News 10/Rochester, Berkley Brean

"Elizabeth Warren and Eric Schneiderman Join Forces in New York", New York Magazine, Chris Smith

"'This is about our values'", Capital New York, Laura Nahmias

"Coming soon: The most conservative Holiday Inn in New York", Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler

"Paladino Calls On Cox To Let the Convention Decide It", State of Politics, Casey Bortnick

January 24, 2014

"Bill DiBlasio joins 'the tin cup brigade' on Monday", Capitol Confidential, Rick Karlin

"This week on 'NYN': Bob Megna and More", Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler

"Carl Paladino: I'll bet you Donald Trump runs for Governor", Gannett/Albany Watch, Jon Campbell

"Gov. Cuomo and Senate Independent Dems Met To Talk About This Year's Agenda", Daily News, Ken Lovett

January 25, 2014

"Rank of NY millionaires on rise", Gannett, Joseph Spector(includes quotes from E.J. McMahon-Empire Center for Public Policy)

"Sorry state: NY last in nation migration", NY Post, Carl Capanile  (quotes & based on E.J. McMahon-Empire Center for Public Policy)

"Editorial: Long Short Story", Albany Times Union

January 26, 2014

"Paladino on Trump: 'I see good things coming", Buffalo News, Robert McCarthy

"Stanford Experts Urge Major Reforms in State, Local Government Budgeting", PaloAltoPatch, Bea Karnes/Clifton B. Parker

"Paladino: Who is New York's Richard the Lionhearted?", Capitol Confidential, Bryan Fitzgerald

"Paladino sees 'good things' on prospect of Trump candidacy", Buffalo News, Tom Precious

January 27, 2014

"Albany Pro: DeBlasio's big day in Albany; Astorino meets the Conservatives", Capital New York, Jimmy Vielkind

"Potential Cuomo opponent Astorino address Conservatives", Albany Times Union,

"For Conservatives, a choice", Albany Times Union, Casey Seiler

"Paladino threatens mayhem if GOP picks Astorino", Capital New York, Jimmy Vielkind

"Paladino steals the how at the conference", Albany Times Union, Bryan Fitzgerald

"Rob Astorino says GOP, Conservatives will unite", Gannett, Jon Campbell

"Appearing before NYS Conservatives, Rob Astorino Sounds Like Gubernatorial Candidate", Daily News, Ken Lovett

"Cuomo's $2B budget surplus has ifs", Capital New York, Jimmy Vielkind

January 28, 2014

"Gov. Cuomo, the wily divider", Daily News, Opinion-Bill Hammond

March 2, 2013

"Sunshine for Albany", New York Post, editorial

March 13, 2014

"Behold: the Senate's one-house budget", Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler

March 22, 2014

"A budget Cuomo can keep", Albany Times Union, Jonathan Soros, Frederick A.O. Schwarz

March 24, 2014
"Budget cuts caused Manhattan courts to work without officers", New York Post, Julia Marsh

"Budget Talks Remain Fluid Lawmakers Say", State of Politics, Nick Reisman

"Beyond Pre-K: What Else is at Stake for NYC in the State Budget", Gotham Gazette/Citizens Union, David Howard King

March 25, 2014

"Editorial: State is running out of time on budget", Poughkeepsie Journal

"NYS Legislative Leaders Find Their Happy Place, But a Budget Remains Elusive", Daily News, Glenn Blain

"Campaign finance reformers list top NY donors",Wall Street, Journal, Associated Press

"Everything's Being Discussed", State of Politics, Nick Reisman

"Video: Lots of topics for discussion at leaders meeting", Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler

"Updated: No agreement yet on New York state budget", Associated Press, Auburnpub.com

"Our view: Look out, here comes the state budget",editorial, Auburnpub.com 

March 26, 2014

"FBI raids NYC politican, he blames 'tabloid hit job'", NY Post, Pat Bailey

March 27, 2014

"Silver says NY budget deal hours away", Newsday, Mike Gormley

March 28, 2014

"Editorial: New York's $137B Big Ugly'", editorial, Newsday

"Work on NY budget continues Friday night", auburn.pub

"Legislature will have a hard time silencing Moreland", Gotham Gazette/Citizens Union, David Howard Union

"What Would Mark Twain Say About Today's New York Political Corruption", Huffington Post, Stephen Bowman

March 29, 2014

"Maziarz calls for more funding", Tonawanda News

"Talks stall on state budget deal as Monday deadline nears", Chalkbeat, Geoff Decker

"Much of the budget introduced before midnight, but not education bill", Democrat & Chronicle/Gannett, Jon Campbell

"Some budget bills missed Friday-night deadline", Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler

"State budget react-o-mat", Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler

"Public campaign finance limited to Comptroller", Capital NY, Jessica Alaimo

"Klein: It ain't over on public financing", Captiol Confidential, Casey Seiler

"No news for M/Cs in budget", Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler

"Cuomo offers 'highlights' of budget deal" Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler

"New York budget deal reached", Poughkeepsie Journal/Gannett, Jon Campbell, Joseph Spector

"Cuomo: Moreland panel will shut down", Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler

"Cuomo: Pass Ethics, No More Moreland", State of Politics, Nick Reisman

March 30, 2014

"New York's unfinished budget", editorial, New York Times

"Brennan Center Disappointed at Decision to Shut Down Moreland Commission"

"State budget plan offers incentive to end Moreland Commission", Poughkeepsie Journal, Jon Campbell

"Budget Vote Monday Could End Cuomo's Moreland Commission", WGRZ-TV, Jon Campbell

"NY State Budget Finalized, Voting on Monday", WAMC, Karen DeWitt

"Cuomo: Passing budget would dissolve Moreland Commission", Legislative Gazette, Matthew Dondiego

"Reformers rip state's new campaign finance program for 'significant flaws'", Daily News, Ken Lovett

March 31, 2014

"Compromise yields minimal reform in on-time budget", Gotham Gazette/Citizens Union, David Howard King

"New York Lawmakers shut down Cuomo's Moreland Commission to investigate Albany corruption", Syracuse Post Standard, Michelle Breidenbach

"DeFran: Public Financing Changes Being Discussed", State of Politics, Nick Reisman

"Comptroller Says Campaign Finance Plan Has Serious Flaws", WXII, Karen DeWitt

"State budget will be passed on time even if it's late", Newsday, Mike Gormley

"Soros' son pushed Cuomo, legislature into campaign funding", NY Post, Fred Dicker

"Moreland Commission to go down in a blaze of referrals", Capital, Jimmy Vielkind

"Budget vote could end Moreland Commission", Democrat & Chronicle/Gannett, Jon Campbell

"Capital Corruption Panel's Demise Angers Watchdogs", Jesse McKinley, Thomas Kaplan, NYT 

"Cuomo's swing and mess", Albany Times Union, editorial

April 1, 2014

"Proposals to kill the Moreland commission, enact weak campaign finance reforms are insufficient", Buffalo News, editorial

April 2, 2014

"Shame on Gov. Cuomo For Killing the Moreland Commission", The Jewish Voice, editorial

April 3, 2014

"State budget passes on time", Rockland County Times, Kathy Kahn

"Budget again falls short", The Daily Gazette, editorial

"Reform is almost a reality", Albany Times Union, guest commentary, Albany D.A. Soares

"This week on 'NYN': DiNapoli wonders why no one picked up the phone", Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler

April 6, 2014

"Better planning tools could improve state's budgeting process", Illinois State-Gazette

April 8, 2014

"Ethics, campaign finance oversight just got weaker in Albany, says observers", Newsday, Mike Gormley

"DiNapoli: I won't be 'sacrificial lamb' on campaign finance reform", North Country Radio, Karen DeWitt

"Sen Smith's fraud and bribery trial set for June", New York Post, Rich Calder

April 9, 2014

"New York corruption commission quietly closing down", Newsday/AP

"Our view: Corrupt state lawmakers get a reprieve", auburnpub.com, Citizen Editorial Board

"U.S. Attorney Criticizes Cuomo's Closing of Panel", William Rashbaum, Suzanne Craig, New York Times

April 10, 2014

"Killing Fee: The Price of Silencing Morland", Gotham Gazette/Citizens Union, David King

"'Rome Wasn't Built in a Day' Preet Bharara Continues Cuomo Criticism on Anti-Corruption Commission", New York Observer, Ross Barkan

"Exclusive: Timothy Cardinal Dolan is outraged that Albany did not approve promised tax credits", Daily News, Glenn Blain 

"Senate Republicans offer most budget pork", Capital New York, Will Brunelle, Jimmy Vielkind

"Corruption commission winds down in NY", News Channel 13/WNYT.com

"Bharara won't rule out investigating Cuomo over Moreland Commission", Gannett, Joseph Spector

"U.S. Attorney won't rule out investigating Cuomo", Gannett, Joseph Spector

"Cuomo says Moreland came to a natural end", Capitol Confidential, James Odato

"Bharara on the premature end of Cuomo's ethics commission", Capital New York, Laura Nahmias

"Cuomo responds to Moreland rebuke", Capital New York, Laura Nahmias

"Federal prosecutor vows to complete all Moreland Commission probes", Buffalo News, Tom Precious

"United States Attorney's Office Looking Into the Closing of Gov Cuomo's Anti-Corruption Panel", New York Magzine, Caroline Bankoff

"U.S. Attorney Seizes Documents from Moreland Commission", City & State, Morgan Pehme

"Federal prosecutor won't rule out prosecuting Cuomo", Crains New York Business, Chris Bragg

"Grand Slam governor rounds the bases", Democrat & Chronicle/Gannett, editorial

"Federal prosecutors take over last of New York's anti-corruption cases as state commission closes", AP/syracuse.com

"Cuomo Caught Up in Rare Conflict with Prosecutors", New York Times, Thomas Kaplan, William Rashbaum

"Feds Won't Rule Out Cuomo-Moreland Probe" Brian Lehrer show, WNYC

"U.S. Attorney takes control of Cuomo commission probes", Times Union, James Odato

"More Moreland: 'Former Co-chairs 'pleased' with Bharara's moves", Capitol Confidential, James Odato

"Mr. Cuomo's gift to the cynics", New York Times, editorial

"Sitting Preet-y", New York Post, editorial

"Gov. Cuomo's anti-corruption commission agrees to turn over files to U.S. Attorney", New York Daily News, Ken Lovett

"NY Corruption Commission Passes Baton to Bharara", Wall Street Journal, Jacob Gershman

April 11, 2014

"Go, Preet, Go", Daily News, editorial

"Gov. Cuomo trims down pork-barrel spending from state budget, issuing 483 vetoes", Daily News, Glenn Blain, Ken Lovett

"Prosecutors -- and karma -- sting Chris Christie, Andrew Cuomo", Politico, Alexander Burns, Maggie Haberman

"4th C.D.:Rivals slam Rice on state probe; DA decries 'mud' slilng", Newsday, Robert Brodsky

"Not my choice", Capital New York, Laura Nahmias

"GOP chairman: what did the president, er, governor know and when did he know it?", Buffalo News, Tom Precious

"Morning Risk Report: Death of NY Anti-Graft Body Fits Statewide Trend", Wall Street Journal, Samuel Rubenfeld

April 12, 2014

"Albany's spring cleaning: fix legal loopholes", Journal News/Gannett, editorial

"Preet Bahrara now takes on Governor Andrew Cuomo", India news reporting

"Casey Seiler: The boy who cried Moreland", Albany Times Union

"Members of Cuomo's anti-corruption commission detail frustrating environment curbed by administration", Daily News, Ken Lovett

April 13, 2014

"The men behind the masks", Daily News, Mark Green

"Subpoena suit ending with NY corruption commission", Wall Street Journal/AP

April 14, 2014

"Cuomo get a critic his own size", Capital New York, Blake Zeff

"Cuomo, amid Moreland struggles, realizes he might lose", New York Post, Fred Dicker

"Cuomo's handling of ethics commission points to his control freak style: insiders", Daily News, Ken Lovett

"When Preet met the Moreland panel", Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler

"Fitzpatrick defends Moreland's demise in op-ed", Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler

"My Moreland Mission", Huffington Post, William Fitzpatrick

April 15, 2014

"Co-chairs Picks to Write Moreland Report were Nixed by Second-Floor Insiders: Updated", City & State, Morgan Pehme, Jon Lentz, Matthew Hamilton

April 17, 2014

"With Panel Gone, A Move to Monitor New York Lawmakers' Income Is Thwarted", New York Times, Thomas Kaplan

April 18, 2014

"Steve Israel: Cuomo held accountable, let's hope others are, too", Times Herald-Record

"At NYU, Astorino complains about Cuomo's playbook, reads from his own", Capital New York, Conor Skelding

"Post-Budget 'Big Ugly'?", Gotham Gazette, David Howard King

April 22, 2014

"Corruption commission dissolves without public notice", Epoch Times, Petr Svab

"Voters Disapprove of Cuomo's Shutdown of Anticorruption Panel, Poll Shows", New York Times, Thomas Kaplan, Suzanne Craig

April 23, 2014

"Bill Samuels calls on US Attorney to probe Gov. Cuomo's fundraising", Daily News, Ken Lovett

April 24, 2014 

"AG 'surprised' Gov. Cuomo shut down anti-corruption commission so fast", Daily News, Ken Lovett

"Cuomo on Moreland tampering: It's my commission", Crain's Business, Chris Bragg

April 25, 2014

"Gov. Cuomo: I didn't interfere with anti-corruption panel...but if I did, it's my prerogative", Daily News, Ken Lovett

"Gov. Cuomo stands by his decision to shut down anti-corruption commission", Daily News, Ken Lovett

"Was Moreland extortive?  Depends on when you ask...", Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler

"Andrew Cuomo's tantrum", New York Times, Eleanor Randolph

"Andrew's commission", New York Post, editorial

April 26, 2014

"Libertarians unite around Suffolk County real estate broker", Capitol Confidential, James Odato

April 27, 2014

"GOP superpac to launch anti-Schneiderman campaign", New York Post, Carl Campanile

April 28, 2014

"Moreland advisors criticizes Cuomo", Newsday, Mike Gormley

"Cuomo's curious reform logic", Daily News, William Hammond

April 29, 2014

"1st accusations of the season fly in the Governor's race", Gannett, Joseph Spector

April 30, 2014

"Feds widen crackdown on New York political corruption", New York Post, Carl Campanile, Pat Bailey

"Preet Bharara asks for all complaints filed with NYS ethics commission", Daily News, Ken Lovett

"Reports: U.S. Attorney goes after state's troubled ethics watchdog", Gannett, Joseph Spector

"U.S. Attorney Subpoenas Records of Ethics Panel", New York Times, Suzanne Craig, William Rashbaum

"GOP on JCOPE subpoena", Capitol Confidential, Rick Karlin

"Federal Prosecutor Subpoenas New York Ethics Enforcement Agency", Wall Street Journal

"US Attorney Subpoenas Documents from State Ethics Panel", WAMC Radio, Karen DeWitt

May 2, 2014

"Ex commission members says there are cases of potential government corruption that need review", Daily News, Ken Lovett

May 6, 2014

"Cuomo: campaign finance 'last meaningful reform left undone'", Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler

"Schneiderman mum on Moreland-investigation questions", Capital New York, Jimmy Vielkind

"Schneiderman distances himself from Moreland commission", Gannett, Jon Campbell

"U.S. Said to Seek Records from Anticorruption Panel's Members", NY Times, William Rashbaum, Suzanne Craig

"Schneiderman can't talk about Moreland subpoena", Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler

"NY Senate & Assembly leaders express little concern about U.S. Attorney's Moreland Commission probe", Daily News, Glenn Blain

"NYT: Preet Bharara just starting with Moreland Commission", Gannett, Joseph Spector

May 7, 2014

"Feds still needed to bring ethics to state government", Schnectady Gazette, editorial

May 8, 2014

"Queens residents fed up with constant corrupt lawmakers", Daily News, Reuven Fenton, Pat Bailey

May 9, 2014

"Cuomo huddles with W.F.P, reformers on campaign finance", Capital New York, Jimmy Vielkind

"US Attorney Bharara Serves Subpoenas To NYS Ethics Committee for Corruption Claims", Jewish Voice, Ira Katz

"A first in nation, DeFrancisco to support new commission on prosecutorial misconduct", Syracuse.com, Ken Sturtz  S6286

May 11, 2014

"Inside Moreland: Documents Reveal Details of Lawmakers' Campaign Spending", City & State, Jon Lentz, Matthew Hamilton, Morgan Pehme

"Cuomo works to mend fences with liberals", New York Times, Thomas Kaplan, Suzanne Craig

May 12, 2014

"Ethics complaint filed against John Cahill a day after he announces run for attorney general", Daily News, Ken Lovett

"An unfinished clean-up", Times Union, editorial

"DA Fitzpatrick: NY Legislature's prosecutor conduct proposal retaliation for Moreland Commission", Teri Weaver, Syracuse.com

"Moreland referrals spur call for itemized expenses", Capital New York, Jimmy Vielkind  *

"Smith kept pols 'on the payroll' before ballot bribes: feds", NY Post, Pat Baily, Bruce Golding

May 13, 2014

"A Common Sense Budget", City & State/John DiFrancisco

"Just say no, Gov", Daily News, editorial

May 14, 2014

"Rob Astorino: Gov. Cuomo a dirty down-in-the-mud politician", Daily News, Ken Lovett

"Pataki On Comptroller Only Public Financing: 'Let's try it out", Nick Reisman

May 15, 2014

"The new New York republicans", New York Post, editorial

"Democrats mock Rob Astorino as cry baby in seat controversy", Daily News, Glenn Blain & Ken Lovett

"Senate GOP leader Dean Skelos says 'discussions' taking place on campaign financing", Daily News, Ken Lovett

May 16, 2014

"Little Time Left for Campaign Reforms", New York Times, editorial board

"Malcolm Smith has a surprise witness he says will clear his name", New York Post, Rich Calder, Carl Campanile 

May 18, 2014

"Tale of two no-show defenses", Albany Times Union, James Odato

May 19, 2014

"Ex-comptroller John Liu will run for state senate against Dem incumbent Tony Avela: source", Daily News, Ken Lovett

"Insiders blast former Morland co-chair as 'hypocrite'", Daily News, Ken Lovett

"Bruno wants state to reimburse legal expenses", New York Post, Fred Dicker


May 20, 2014

"G.O.P. Sees Chance as Schneiderman Seeks 2nd Term as AG", New York Times, Thomas Kaplan, Jesse McKinley

May 21, 2014

"Stand tall, Gov", Daily News, editorial

"Lawbreakers write state laws", editorial, Poststar.com

"Former Bronx Assemblyman Sentenced for Corruption", New York Times, Benjamin Weiser

May 22, 2014

"Cuomo Picks Ex-Congresswoman as Running Mate", New York Times, Thomas Kaplan

"Cuomo's boss rule", Daily News, editorial

"Poll shows legislators still distrust state government", Legislative Gazette, Matthew Dondiego

"Cuomo, Astorino can fight corruption", Newsday, editorial

May 27, 2014

"Cuomo defends Moreland Commission's hiring of criminal defense attorney", Wall Street Journal, Erica Orden

"Feds tell NY Legislature to retain records in probe: gov's office says it will cooperate" , Newsday, Mike Gormley

"Senate, Assembly told to preserve Moreland records", Newsday, Mike Gormley

"NY Assembly and Senate receive Moreland Commission related records preservation request from the US Attorney", Daily News, Ken Lovett

May 28, 2014

"Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara Keeps the Heat on Albany", Wall Street Journal, Jacob Gershman

"Astorino challenges Cuomo on Moreland Commission", Legislative Gazette, Kelly Fay


June 12, 2014

"Soares holds secret meeting of disbanded anti-corruption panel", Albany Times Union, Robert Gavin

June 18, 2014

"Blame Game After Push to Revamp Campaign Financing Fails", Wall Street Journal, Erica Orden

June 23, 2014

"Cuomo Has Raised Millions Through Loophole He Pledged to Close", Moyers & Company/Pro Publica, Theodoric Meyer


June 27, 2014

"Lawmaker in Manhattan Pleads Guilty to 2 Felonies", New York Times, Benjamin Weiser, Thomas Kaplan

June 30, 2014

"Three months after Gov. Cuomo pulled plug on Moreland Commission, executive director still being paid", Daily News, Ken Lovett

July 1, 2014

"NY state senator accused of lying to the FBI is indicted", AP/Crain's Business

July 2, 2014

"Corruption with a capitol C", Daily News, William Hammond 

July 18, 2014

"U.S. Issues Subpoena in Inquiry on Cuomo's Closing of Moreland Commission", New York Times, William Rashbaum, Suzanne Craig

"Teachout on Moreland news: Cuomo's Albany is structurally corrupt", Capitol Confidential, Casey Seiler

"Former Corruption Prosecutor is Tapped as Bharara's Chief Counsel", Wall Street Journal, Jacob Gershman

"Fallout from Moreland Commission Continues", Gannett, Joseph Specter 

July 20, 2014

"Minor Parties Tailor-Made for New York State", Buffalo News, Denise Jewell Gee

"Crackdown on corruption", Times Union, editorial

July 21, 2014

"State lawmakers spent $300,000 in last six months in legal fees over scandals", Daily News, Ken Lovett

"Is Cuomo's lead insurmountable?", Crains Business Week

July 21, 2014

"A state assembly candidate's 'ragged' efforts for 'hope and change'", NY  Post, Michael Benjamin

"Two-thirds of voters think Albany lawmakers are corrupt: poll", Daily News, Celeste Katz

"The shifting state Senate landscape", City & State

"Voters Are Not Surprised When Albany Pols Get Indicted: Siena Poll Says", NY Observer

July 23, 2014

"Cuomo's Office Hobbled State Ethics Inquiries", New York Times, Suzanne Craig, William Rashbaum, Thomas Kaplan

"Wising up to Cuomo's political 'con' game", New York Post, Michael Goodwin

"Top Brooklyn Democrat Backs Indicted Senator's Reelection Bid", City & State, Jon Lentz

July 24, 2014

"US Attorney Preet Bharara: My Office Will Investigate Public Corruption", CBS NY

July 30, 2014

"Preet Bharara, Eric Schneiderman meet for lunch amid Cuomo's scandal", New York Post, Carl Campanile

July 31, 2014

"Wife of chief Cuomo anti-corruption defender up for judgeship", New York Post, Geoff Earle, Carl Campanile

August 2, 2014

"Cuomo to pay Moreland lawyer out of his campaign war chest", New York Post, Carl Campanile

August 11, 2014

"Search warrant targets Frances Libous, wife of GOP senator", Capital NY, Jimmy Vielkind

August 15, 2014

"Bharara: When will the public say enough is enough?", Gannett, Joseph Spector

"Ed Cox: nine senate districts in play", State of Politics, Nick Reisman

"Campaign Finance Board retains attorney in probe", Crains NY, Chris Bragg

"The Andrew Cuomo scandal explained", Vox, Andrew Prokop

August 16, 2014

"Cuomo's commissions scored wins and criticism", Gannett, Joseph Spector, Jon Campbell

"No easy answers in prosecutor's probe into allegations that Cuomo meddled with corruption commission", Associated Press, Michael Virtanen

August 18, 2014

"Why Cleaning Up Albany Keeps Being Left to Bharara", Gotham Gazette, David Howard King

"The real Moreland takeaway", Daily News, Gerald Benjamin, Fritz Schwartz

August 20, 2014

"Most voters see Gov. Cuomo as part of New York's corruption problem, not solution: Quinnipiac Poll", Daily News, Celeste Katz

August 25, 2014

"Lost in the Controversy -- Moreland's critical recommendations", Legislative Gazette, James Gormley



August 26,2014

"Moreland Commission haunts Klein-Koppell Debate", Riverdale Press, Shant Sharigian


August 17, 2014

"Eric Schneiderman defends work on public corruption cases", Newsday, Michael Gormley



August 19, 2014

"The Outsider: Zephyr Teachout Will Never Be Governor, So Why is Andrew Cuomo Worried?" Village Voice, Anna Merlan

August 29, 2014

"Greater Utica Chamber calls for 'complete investigation' of Moreland Commission", Business Journal News Network

September 2, 2014

"Attorney fees top $100K for Sen. Tom Libous Campaign", Gannett, Jon Campbell

September 3, 2014

"Teachout Would Revive Moreland, Limit Big Donor Money ", North Country Gazette, Teachout


September 8, 2014

"How I 'Endorsed" Andrew Cuomo", The New Yorker, John Cassidy

"Queens Race is Shaping Up as a Nail Biter", Wall Street Journal, Mike Vilensky

September 11, 2014

"Prosecutor Preet Bharara prepares for the spotlight", Crain's Business (Andrew Hawkins)"

September 12, 2014

"Rob Astorino calls on Preet Bharara to detail Moreland Commission probe findings before Election Day", Daily News, Ken Lovett

October 1, 2014

"With a Smirk, Bharara Diagnoses New York's Corruption Problem", Ben Max, Citizen Union

October 2, 2014

"Preet wants paystubs", NY Post editorial

"New York needs Preet Bharara to stay on as US Attorney and keep fighting corruption", NY Post, Michael Benjamin

December 17, 2014

"NY, trial lawyers' playground", Daily News (Bill Hammond)

December 22, 2014

"The year's biggest winners and losers in state politics", NY Post, Fred Dicker

December 29, 2014

"Legislators eye boycott of Cuomo inauguration and State address", NY Post, Fred Dicker

"Assembly Speaker Silver was scrutinized by Moreland Commission", Wall Street Journal




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