* Investigating the Committee to Save New York
The Cuomo administration is being supported in its budget agenda by a group called the Committee to Save New York. Who is behind the Committee? What are their agendas and interests? How does the current tax code and budget benefit them? Is this the Committee to Save New York or the Committee to Scam New York?
Morning group. Keeping an eye on Cuomo's nomination for Office of General Services is important. His nomination of Assemblywoman Roanne Destito is problematic. She is best known for procuring a liquor contract with the Oneida Indian Nation, using her political clout to enhance her financial portfolio.
She has close ties to defeated Congressman Michael Arcuri from the 24th Congressional District who also used his political clout as District Attorney in Oneida County to secure contracts of rental property to both the New York State Police and the New York State Department of Transportation. These contracts extend a number of years and are in the millions. Information found on the Open Book New York website.
To all cuomowatch analysts (@soxfan, @timmunier, @ParaNuke, @Dan, @Matthew, @nath, @sarah.bishop, @JRHouse, @ruffbuff, @kevin, @sleuth):
To all cuomowatch analysts: I expanded the persons of interest list to include major Cuomo donors -- people who have given $10,000. There are hundreds of them! It is quite the assortment. I also started a CSNY list. check them out on the Cuomo Watch page.
cc: @ParaNuke, @Dan, @Matthew, @nath, @sarah.bishop, @JRHouse, @ruffbuff, @kevin, @sleuth
Cuomo Watch: check out this article today in the NYT
Business and real estate executives intend to raise $10 million in the coming weeks in support of Governor-elect Andrew M. Cuomo’s looming showdown with government employees’ unions over wages and pensions.
And the business leaders, organizing as the Committee to Save New York, have found a surprising ally: one of the most powerful union officials in the state.
|An evolving list of persons of interest to the Cuomo Watch research group.||People linked to the Committee to Save New York.|