Citizens Connect Online Chat Fails

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in Politics, Uncategorized.


From City & State’s Heard Around Town, May 15, 2012:

Whither Citizen Connects online chats, the program the Cuomo administration started last fall to let commissioners and agency heads live chat with New Yorkers (or anyone, really) who had questions for them? The chats, which happened on a weekly basis since late September of last year, have been on hiatus since the end of February. No new chats have been conducted since news outlets picked up a story in early March of a FOIL request of the questions Gov. Andrew Cuomo was asked in his own online chat. The New York Times outed one chat participant as Cuomo’s own daughter, who asked a question that was actually an inside joke from a Monty Python movie. A spokesman for the Cuomo administration declined to comment.

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