Gov. Cuomo on Transparency: ‘There Are Always Going To Be Some Things I Do Alone and in Private’

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Governor Andrew Cuomo (Getty)

In a Q&A session with reporters following his executive budget presentation in Yonkers this morning, Governor Cuomo addressed criticism he hasn’t been transparent enough during his first year in office.

“You know, I think you will always hear a critique that you could be more transparent and it’s probably always true for any of us in any occupation,” Governor Cuomo said in response to a question from The Politicker.trans  Gov. Cuomo on Transparency: There Are Always Going To Be Some Things I Do Alone and in Private

During his campaign, Governor Cuomo pledged to increase transparency in the governor’s office by posting his meetings on the internet, but his online schedule rarely contain more detail than a single sentence identifying the city where the governor will spend the day. Some critics have argued this lack of detail as well as the closed door nature of the budget process represent a failure to provide true transparency.

Governor Cuomo said he will always do some things away from prying eyes, but he assured us he’s making a real effort to increase transparency in his administration.

“There are some things I do alone and there are some things I do in private, and by the way, there are always going to be some things I do alone and in private,” Governor Cuomo said. “You do the best you can, but you’re always going to hear the point, I think, well, you could be more transparent.”

2 thoughts on “Gov. Cuomo on Transparency: ‘There Are Always Going To Be Some Things I Do Alone and in Private’

  1. Really?  The budget process can be done behind closed doors??  So the Open Meeting Law in NYS doesn’t apply to the Executive branch or any of the Albany “politicians”?  Only the rest of us little government people need to follow the rules?

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