The language in the Moreland Commission’s report on legislative corruption is scathing, and validates what crusading journalists, watchdog groups and prosecutors have been saying for years: Albany is a place where laws are bought, and nothing will change until the “dysfunctional electoral and political systems ” are reformed. The report calls for numerous sensible reforms including a small donor public matching program for political contributions like New York City’s and an independent campaign finance enforcement organization. Reinvent Albany applauds the report’s recommendations and look forward to it aggressively continuing its investigations. Like veteran Albany observer Bill Hammond at the Daily News, we also hope that the Commission will be given the time and independence to follow the money trail where it may lead.
Read the report embedded below, or download the full report here.