Gov. Andrew Cuomo at 10 a.m. will unveil his Moreland Commission panel to investigate corruption in state government.
The panel will be limited to an investigation of the executive branch, and Cuomo has indicated it will focus on the Board of Elections and campaign-finance filings.
“It’s an independent commission that is free to investigate whatever they believe needs to be investigated on the merits,” Cuomo said yesterday. “It’s not about the Legislature. It’s about enforcing the campaign-finance laws in this state. It is not about any one branch or the other.”
The Daily News reported yesterday that the panel will be a 25-member commission chaired by the district attorneys of Onondaga and Nassau counties.
Cuomo is touring the state after the announcement, stopping in Binghamton and Nassau County later today. The Nassau County stop will be in Hempstead—the home turf of Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, who yesterday was critical of Cuomo’s panel.