We do not have a physical location yet, but with your help we can build this museum to educate and empower the public. This museum will tell the story of corruption and deliver the vital message that good government is up to us! Help us build. Donate today! 

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- Editorial Board, The Poughkeepsie Journal

Founding editor and executive director of Investigative Post, James Heaney, who broke the Buffalo Billion story, has been selected as this year's recipient of the Nellie Bly Award for Investigative Reporting. The Award is given annually by the Museum of Political Corruption. "It's an honor to receive the Nellie Bly Award,” Heaney said. “It's a shame, though, that more than a century after Bly’s reporting on crooked politics in New York, corruption continues to flourish in state government.”

Heaney was an investigative reporter with The Buffalo News from 1986 to 2011 and a reporter and editor with The Orlando Sentinel from 1980-86. His coverage has focused on economic development, local and state government, politics, education, and housing and transportation. He was an early practitioner of computer-assisted reporting. Heaney has won more than 20 journalism awards and was a finalist for the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.


The Investigative Post is an online media outlet devoted to investigative reporting. Read the press release here

 voices against corruption

 

THE MPC -- REACHING OUT TO OUR COMMUNITY THIS MAY 11th and 12th AT THE 2019 ALBANY TULIP FESTIVAL

Get a Kickback, an "Original MPC Cover-up!" TM, a "Mug-shot" Mug TM, or the latest fashion in Corrupt-Wear TM

- Chris Weigant, HuffingtonPost

REFLECTIONS ON ETHICAL LEADERSHIP

Like President Carter's quote above, The MPC is collecting quotes on ethical leadership from leaders and role models in government, sports, business, education, the arts and religion. Help us collect quotes!  What would your quote be?

Roundtable  and Public Forum on Corruption featuring (clockwise from upper left) Frank Anechiarico, Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law, Hamilton College; Blair Horner, Executive Director, New York Public Interest Research Group; Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University, and Jimmy Vielkind, POLITICO, New York's Albany Bureau Chief.

 

 

JAMES HEANEY WINS THE

2019 NELLIE BLY AWARD FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

 HELP BUILD THE MUSEUM OF POLITICAL CORRUPTION! 

ETHICAL DILEMMAS?

What Would You Do?

​​President Carter's Message to

The Museum of Political Corruption 

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MPC TRUSTEE AND COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY POLITICAL SCIENTIST PAUL LAGUNES DISCUSSES CORRUPTION ON FUTURE HINDSIGHT PODCAST. 

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"...a museum that would not only detail Albany's many political scandals but also offer some possible solutions to corruption."

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit Broadway musical HAMILTON, references us on page 137 in his book on Hamilton! 


"INGENIOUS!"

"...an idea whose time has come. If I were passing through Albany, I'd visit, that's for sure!"

 

FROM ALBANY TO BROADWAY!

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'shout-out' to The Museum of Political Corruption

-Lonely Planet Travel News

BREAKING: James Heane, founding editor and executive director of Investigative Post, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Nellie Bly Award for Investigative Reporting.   Read here.

and The Center for Ethical Governance

The Museum of Political Corruption

President Jimmy Carter's contribution to an ongoing MPC initiative on ethical leadership  

WHEN WE OPEN....


ADMISSION* (BRIBES)

ADULT BRIBE: $12.50 
CHILDREN'S BRIBES* $6.50

*CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12, BUT PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO LIE ABOUT THE AGE OF THEIR CHILDREN.


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