Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Corruption in Albany has been at the forefront of priorities for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But because legislators failed to act on his proposals during the session that ended Friday, the two-term governor took matters in his own hands.
Cuomo's beefing up the investigation process by enacting the Moreland Commission, which is made up of more than 20 law enforcement officials to investigate and prosecute corruption.
"I believe in the concept called government. And that's why I want the people of this state to believe there is a government they can fully trust and to the extent that they've seen a few instances over the past few months that have said to them I don't know what's going on," Cuomo said.
Cuomo hopes that this will restore hope in government and prosecute those who have hurt its reputation.
Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen is one of the members on the committee. He's been the DA since 1987.
The commission will report on its initial findings and recommendation on Dec. 1.