Local

Cuomo establishes anti-corruption panel

Governor Cuomo has appointed his “Moreland Commission” aimed at investigating and prosecuting public corruption.

The commission is made up of law enforcement and government officials from across the state and is charged with putting a specific system in place that will punish corrupt lawmakers.

Cuomo believes the credibility of the commission can go a long way with restoring the public trust.

“The recent rash of wrongdoing by legislators in Albany has shaken the public’s trust in government,” Cuomo said.

He notes the commission comes at a time when new public disclosure laws for legislators take effect, creating more transparency than ever.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is heading the commission with three co-chairs.

More Local Headlines

in Local

Cayuga-Seneca canal closed to boat traffic due to high water levels

Local_News41-620x400

Heavy rain over the past few weeks has caused high water levels on the lakes.

in Local

AAA projects 41.9 million will be travelling Fourth of July weekend

driving

The organization's travel forecast says this may be the most traveled July Fourth holiday in five years.

in Local

Escaped murderers did a “dry run” before prison break

sweat matt

More details are being released about David Sweat and Richard Matt's big escape.

in Local

Commons next milestone set for end of July

commons spring

With about a month to go before a date for substantial completion, officials say work in downtown Ithaca is progressing.

in Local

New county initiative puts AEDs in all government buildings

tc leg seal

The Tompkins County Health Department has launched its new Public Access Defibrillator program.