"On August 27, we requested information to be submitted by certain legislators. Leaders of the legislature for both the Assembly and Senate refused to cooperate."
"The Commission voted today to aggressively move forward in compelling production of information into specific matters that the Commission is investigating. The Commission will continue its mandate of investigating corruption, issuing subpoenas, holding public hearings and will issue our first report on December 1."
A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed the commission voted to send subpoenas, though it was unclear how many.
Michael Whyland, a spokesman for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, had no comment. Silver has reported in his public financial disclosure form this year making between $350,000 and $450,000 serving as counsel to the law firm Weitz & Luxenberg.
Meanwhile, on the heels of Daily News reports of Cuomo administration meddling with the commission, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in a radio interview said the panel needs to operate without outside interference.