Moreland Act Commission

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is critical of state lawmakers who are fighting certain subpoenas that would force lawmakers to reveal their outside business with legal clients

Republicans in the New York Senate who are targets of subpoenas by Governor Cuomo’s anti-corruption Moreland Act Commission are fighting back in court.

A corruption commission appointed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has voted to issue subpoenas to some members of the state legislature. The subpoenas force lawmakers to disclose money paid to them by private law clients. 

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Moreland Act Commission on Corruption is scheduled to hold its second hearing in Albany on Tuesday. Government reform groups are scheduled to testify. 

A government reform group in New York wants Governor Cuomo's Moreland Act Commission probe to focus on a loophole that it says has allowed $98 million in unlimited donations to flow into what's known as 'party housekeeping accounts'.

The Moreland Act allows the governor to set up a commission to examine state departments or bureaus, subpoena information, and make recommendations to the legislature.