No major hurricane has struck the Northeast since Hurricane Gloria came ashore on Long Island and then pushed up the Connecticut River Valley in 1985, and Gloria is the only major hurricane to strike the Northeast in the past 50 years.
When Andrew Cuomo was elected governor of New York in 2010, he promised to root out corruption in the New York state government. He began belatedly to act on that promise in 2013 when he set up the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption. The commission quickly set about investigating corruption and government malfeasance. In one year, they had discovered evidence of potentially criminal actions by as many as 12 state lawmakers. The commission made a number of criminal referrals to federal prosecutors.