FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) _ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking to move past allegations that his administration meddled with an anti-corruption commission but questions about his office's involvement aren't going away.
The Democratic governor traveled to Long Island on Wednesday to discuss help for homeowners rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy.
But he ended up fielding questions about the political storm regarding his top aide Larry Schwartz's efforts to stop the corruption commission from issuing subpoenas to groups linked to the governor.
Cuomo says Schwartz only offered suggestions and says the commission's decision to ignore those suggestions shows his office didn't interfere. He again pointed to a statement from one of the commission's leaders saying there was no interference from the Cuomo administration.
Cuomo created the commission last year and abruptly disbanded it this spring.