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Moreland Commission To Hold Public Hearing In Capital Region September 24th 2013


Moreland Commission To Hold Public Hearing In Capital Region September 24th 2013
Source: The Moreland Commission

The Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption will hold its second public hearing on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. Each hearing covers specific subject areas --  Tuesday’s hearing will focus on campaign finance, outside income of state elected officials and political party housekeeping accounts.

The hearing will be held from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., at Empire State Plaza Concourse, Albany, Meeting Room 6. Please note that this is a change in location in order to permit greater attendance. Doors open at 5 p.m.

A webcast for remote viewing is planned. Please contact Michelle Duffy, (212) 417-5965 or e-mail Ms. Duffy at michelle.duffy@moreland.ny.govfor additional information .

Scheduled speakers include:

Brian Paul, Research and Policy Manager, Common Cause New York;

Bill Mahoney, Research Coordinator, New York Public Interest Research Group;

Karen Scharff, Executive Director, and Jessica Wisneski, Legislative Campaigns Director, Citizen Action of New York; and

Dick Dadey, Executive Director and Rachael Fauss, Research and Policy Manager, Citizen Union

Persons wishing to present relevant testimony to the Commission or attend the hearing must submit their request online no later than 12:00 pm on Monday, September 23, 2013. Testimony must limited to campaign finance, outside income of state elected officials or political party housekeeping accounts. Submission is a two-step process:

1. Completion of the online application at www.publiccorruption.moreland.ny.gov and

2. Submission of a copy of prepared testimony to the Moreland Commission using the Commission's e-mail address: comments@moreland.ny.gov  

The Commission advises that it will attempt to schedule as many participants as possible, but the 9:00pm hearing conclusion may require that those wishing to provide oral testimony provide written testimony only. All written testimony that is submitted will be included in the record of the proceedings.

Those choosing to provide oral testimony must:

1. Limit their oral testimony to three minutes;

2. Testify only on the topics related to campaign finance, outside income of state elected officials or political party housekeeping accounts; and

3. Submit written testimony related to the specified topics to the Commission no later than noon on Monday, September 23, 2013.
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