- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino says an expose of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s role in a post-Superstorm Sandy inquiry shows his rival lacks integrity.

Speaking to reporters in Manhattan on Thursday, the Westchester County executive said Cuomo “has a real problem with honesty.”

A New York Times story found Cuomo aides changed language in a 2013 report prepared by an anti-corruption commission investigating the Long Island Power Authority’s response to Sandy.

The Times reported the commission unanimously approved privatizing the state-run utility’s services when some members disagreed. It said Cuomo aides also didn’t fill key LIPA (LY’-puh) vacancies.

A Cuomo spokeswoman told the Times the charges were superficial.

Cuomo has since dismantled the Moreland Commission, a move federal prosecutors are investigating.

Astorino accused Cuomo of meddling.


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