Moreland Mess Clouds Cuomo's Anti-Graft Policymaking Future

Law360, New York (August 5, 2014, 8:14 PM EDT) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made marginal progress on reforms needed to fight public corruption in New York, but experts say his bungling of a high-profile criminal dragnet — aside from potentially leaving him in federal prosecutors' sights — has damaged his future as a crime-fighting policymaker.

The Democratic governor, who scuttled the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption as part of a deal during spring budget negotiations in exchange for a stronger public bribery law and the creation of new law against corrupting the government, may have bigger problems on his plate than legislation credentials at the moment.

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