Posted at: 10/21/2013 6:27 PM
By: WNYT Staff
The Moreland Commission will hold its next public hearing next Monday in New York City.
It will be the first meeting of the commission since subpoenas were issued to state lawmakers, asking about their outside businesses.
A new poll from the Siena Research Institute shows a lot of New Yorkers do not know about the Moreland Commission.
Nearly three-quarters say they have no opinion about the group, which was appointed by Governor Cuomo to investigate government corruption.
But an overwhelming number of voters believe corruption in the State Legislature is a serious problem.
“When given a choice, should the Moreland Commission continue its work investigating corruption in the state government, or should they suggest a constitutional amendment on campaign financing and disband? Nearly three-quarters of the voters, 72 percent, said the Moreland Commission should continue its investigations of political corruption in New York,” said Steve Greenberg of the Siena Research Institute.
The poll also found that the favorability rating of both the State Senate and the State Assembly were up from last month.