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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Cuomo's Sham Transparency Summit

Jimmy Vielkind at Capital NY:

The summit is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Cuomo's New York City office. It's unclear whether the press will be able to attend.

So far, Democratic leaders in the Assembly and State Senate, as well as the Republicans who control the upper chamber, have said they won't participate.

The summit was announced after Cuomo took criticism for the 90 day email deletion policy he has put into place in state agencies.

Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin put the sham summit into perspective:

“Cuomo has a history of using half-hearted promises and deception to appear as though he is actually working on behalf of the people of New York," Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, a Republican from Troy, said in a statement. "Why waste taxpayer money and hold a summit on a Friday just before Memorial Day weekend when he could easily hold a meeting on a session day when most legislators are in Albany? The answer is that he doesn’t want anyone to show up so there is no dissent and he can claim the credit and media coverage himself. 
"This event has been botched from the beginning and is just more smoke and mirrors from a feeble leader,” McLaughlin said.

Cuomo does love his sham panels, commissions and summits, doesn't he?

The only reasonable response to this sham summit is scorn.

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