ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he is
creating a powerful investigative committee under New York's
anti-corruption Moreland Act to investigate the entire state
The Democrat says negotiations to create new public
integrity laws failed, so he's creating the investigative panel
instead. He says Wednesday he refused to "significantly compromise" his
The committee will have subpoena power and go after the influence of campaign contributions on politicians.
The issue was forced by the latest spate of corruption cases involving lawmakers this spring.
Cuomo says campaign donations are so central to
corruption that focusing on that money doesn't limit the scope of the
probe. Instead, he says "it's everything" when investigating government
There was no immediate comment from the Senate and Assembly.
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