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Moreland Commission releases preliminary report

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Shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo's anti-corruption commission released a preliminary report on reforming state government. Capital Tonight's Nick Reisman has more on the Moreland Commission's findings, aimed at cleaning up the Capitol.

NEW YORK STATE -- The Moreland Commission, created by Governor Andrew Cuomo to combat corruption in the state legislature, has released is preliminary report.

Among other reforms, the commissioners are recommending a system of publicly financed campaigns to be adopted statewide. This system would be modeled after New York City's public financing system that is currently in place there.

Seven commission members offered a dissent saying the conclusions about public financing are "significantly flawed."

The commission also remains locked in a legal battle with the state legislature over its authority to issue subpoenas.

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