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Cuomo defends handling of ethics panel

Commission member says governor’s office agreed ‘not to interfere’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday responds to a question about a published report that said his administration has interfered with a corruption panel. Cuomo spoke during a press conference at the University of Buffalo.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday responds to a question about a published report that said his administration has interfered with a corruption panel. Cuomo spoke during a press conference at the University of Buffalo.
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BUFFALO — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday defended his handling of an anti-corruption commission, dismissing reports that his administration interfered with its work. The Democrat said that the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption he created last year and dismantled this spring made its own decisions and that his office only offered suggestions — which were later rejected by the commission. “The commission took advice and opinion from many, many people,” Cuomo told reporters following ...

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