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A new Siena Poll found that voters believe that corruption is a "serious problem" in the state Legislature, but don't know much about the panel formed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to help remedy the situation. The poll also found that voters want Cuomo's anti-corruption commission to continue its work. "New Yorkers may not know what the Moreland Commission is, or what it does, or who its members are," Siena's Steve Greenberg told the New York Daily News. "But if the choice is for the Moreland Commission to disband or to continue investigating political corruption, the answer is clear. Keep investigating, New Yorkers say." Meanwhile, the commission will be issuing subpoenas to politically connected law firms, the Albany Times-Union reports.


HURRICANE SANDY ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL REPORT: Nearly a year after Superstorm Sandy, are City Hall and the city’s neighborhoods on the same page when it comes to planning for climate change and the possibility of another catastrophic storm? A two-month investigation revealed striking disconnects in communication between the city and some community boards — the frontline of local government — as New Yorkers face the colossal task of remaking the metropolis to be more resilient to extreme weather caused by climate change. READ MORE

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