Cuomo Obscura: Shady Moments During New York’s ‘Most Transparent’ Administration

by Leticia Miranda,  ProPublica

When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office, he promised to operate “the most transparent” administration in history. The night of his victory, he said, “The people want a government of competence and performance and integrity.”

But just last week, New York State instituted a new email deletion policy that automatically purges government emails after 90 days. It’s the latest in a long line of decisions that seem to contradict Cuomo’s promise.

August 15, 2011 – Cuomo responds to a request for flight records with black ink.

The administration’s FOIL Lawyer meets a reporter’s request for information on the use of the State’s Police Aviation unit with documents so full of redactions that the Albany Times-Union wrote it is ” impossible to understand why someone used planes or helicopters during the governor’s first six months in office.”  Read the entire story.

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