ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is clever, artful, and funny - but all of that's a secret.
Cuomo put in a memorable performance in May for the annual Legislative Correspondents Show. His short, funny video featuring top aides and shot in the governor's mansion was publicly screened at the annual gridiron show in front of hundreds of reporters, lobbyists and politicians.
You'd love it. But you can't see it. He still won't release it, like a state secret.
His refusal isn't earth-shaking, but it is about what good government advocates warn is a troubling culture of secrecy that in the long run is bad for policy making and a disservice to New Yorkers.
For nearly two years, Cuomo's administration has been marked as much by secrecy as success.
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