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Today's Lead: Big Telecom's Influence

by Chester Soria, Sep 23, 2013
 

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The state's telecommunications industry has spent over $12 million since 2005 in an effort to sway state lawmakers to pass favorable legislation, a good government reform group has charged in a new report calling on the state's anti-corruption commission to investigate "big telecom." Common Cause of New York says that Cablevision, Time Warner and Verizon have steered millions to campaign committees controlled by Democratic and Republican leaders. Common Cause has called on the state's Moreland Commission on Public Integrity, created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to take up the matter. The commission meets tomorrow night in Albany. Note: The hearing location has been changed to meeting room 6 of the Empire State Plaza in Albany. More Info.


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