According to The New York Times, Governor Andrew Cuomo may have received $4 million to write his latest book, “An American Crisis.” But that cannot be confirmed because the governor hasn’t yet released any details surrounding the book deal, even to JCOPE, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, the state’s ethics watchdog.

Cuomo also reportedly had staffers help him work on the book. Some of the same staffers may have quashed unflattering nursing home death numbers to ensure the governor’s public image remained untarnished. 

Susan Lerner, executive director of New York Common Cause, discussed with Capital Tonight host Susan Arbetter how the state’s ethics commission could be fixed to prevent some of these alleged abuses in the future.