Skip to comments.In Spite of Executive Order, Cuomo Takes Campaign Money From State Appointees
Posted on 02/24/2018 6:56:25 PM PST by NRx
In late November, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo flew to Buffalo for a fund-raising trip, a quick two-stop jaunt that brought in more than $200,000 in donations for his re-election campaign.
The events, one at an Embassy Suites hotel and the other a more intimate gathering at a private residence, were hosted by two men familiar to Mr. Cuomo and to state government.
One host, Steven J. Weiss, had been appointed by Mr. Cuomo to the New York State Housing Finance Agency in 2011 and the state board of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in 2016. Government records show that Mr. Weiss has donated $53,000 to the governors campaign since being picked for the housing agency.
The other, Kenneth A. Manning, had been named by Mr. Cuomo to the same cancer research institute board in 2015, as well as another public authority. Records show that Mr. Manning has donated $50,500 since his appointments.
That type of arrangement appointments go out, campaign cash comes back in has vexed government reformers in Albany for generations. Things were supposed to change in 2007, when Eliot L. Spitzer, then the newly elected governor, issued an executive order barring most appointees from donating to or soliciting donations for the governor who made the appointment. Mr. Cuomo renewed the order on his first day in office.
But a New York Times investigation found that the Cuomo administration has quietly reinterpreted the directive, enabling him to collect about $890,000 from two dozen of his appointees. Some gave within days of being appointed.
The governor also has accepted $1.3 million from the spouses, children and businesses of appointees, state records show.
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Cuomo reversed the anti-corruption order of Eliot Spitzer, a/k/a Client Number Nine.
Cuomo oozes Mafioso.
Hey scumbag....once Pres. Trump fixes the FBI you will be on your way to prison. Your cellmate will be the mayor.
In the old days, these “donors” would be known as “Made Men” or “Mobbed Up”.
Today they are known as Democrat Donors. SAME THING!!!
Of course, the voter can only believe what he sees on television. Right? /s
Cuomo is too stupid to be mafioso.
He’s your typical run of the mill dago, nothing more.
LOL what makes you think the FBI would go after prince Andrew?
I have to agree.
I hadn’t heard Dago since my Dad (Irish Mick) and his best friend named K. Vitale (Dago) would kid each other.
This is a state EO. No federal involvement.
Actually Cuomo oozes Tammany Hall. Jimmy Walker was more like able.
An super arrogant despicable human, period!
issued an executive order barring most appointees from donating to or soliciting donations for the governor who made the appointment
Well, there’s your problem right there ‘...barring *MOST*...’
Not ALL, just...some.
Though, govt has a *LOT* of problems adhering\understanding those types of terms: “Congress shall make NO Law (campaign finance)” “shall NOT be infringed (gun control)” “nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation (welfare\too many to list)”
Mr. Cuomo renewed the order on his first day in office.
Now, I DO like *this* idea. EVERY EO must be reauthorized by the next administration. Not ‘in bulk’ but ONE by ONE.
Not that EOs have any supposed LEGAL effect (we all know that’s BS and another instance of the 3-co-equal-branches wink-n-a-nod), but would be great at ALL levels of govt.
Unfort., like taxes, that makes for a lot of ‘unknown’ every 4 yrs. Best to just rid of the EOs, or correctly constrain them to the Exec. branch only (if they’d but STAY that confined).
Lol. You’re welcome.
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