It's only Wednesday, but it has already been a long week for Andrew Cuomo. The governor, who is responsible for the state-owned MTA, has been working overtime since Sunday morning when a Metro-North train flew off the rails in the Bronx, throwing five cars on their sides, killing four passengers and injuring 63.
On Monday, in addition to questions about the MTA's safety record, Cuomo began fielding inquiries about the Moreland Commission's long-awaited report criticizing Albany's culture of corruption. The commission (hand-picked by Cuomo himself) said money had an outsize influence on power -- the words "legalized bribery" were used -- and called much of what goes on in Albany "perfectly legal yet profoundly wrong."More »