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Andrew Cuomo’s “Morelandgate” scandal: merely interesting or actually important?

Brodsky, Richard (2014) Andrew Cuomo’s “Morelandgate” scandal: merely interesting or actually important? LSE American Politics and Policy (18 Aug 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Since the end of July, New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo has been embroiled in an unfolding political scandal over his disbanding of the Moreland Commission on political corruption that he set up last summer. Richard Brodsky looks at the background to ‘Morelandgate’, writing that Cuomo set up the Commission in response to allegations of corruption in the State Legislature, but had it shut down when it began to investigate corporate contributions to the Executive. He argues that the new investigation of New York’s federal prosecutor into the affair may help to bring to light the vast sums of money given legally, but unethically, to political campaigns in New York and across the U.S. by corporate interests.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 08:35
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2020 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59358

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