With the Legislature failing to act on his proposal to establish a system of public campaign financing and an anti-public corruption bill, Gov. Cuomo promised to appoint – this week — a Moreland Act Commission to look at legislators and the role of money in politics in New York.

The Governor said that the Commission he is planning to appoint will look at campaign contribution information submitted by legislators and others to the state Board of Elections.  He said that the panel may also look at “member items,” which are legislative earmarks distributed by individual legislators for local projects.