Assembly Democratic spokesman Mike Whyland said in a statement that majority’s campaign committee’s voluntary compliance with Moreland is a separate issue from the government-related subpoenas.

The Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee is already complying with the anti-corruption panel after receiving its subpoena, Whyland noted.

The fact is the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee, a non-government entity, is already cooperating with the Moreland Commission and, unlike the Senate Republican Campaign Committee, never contested a subpoena in the first place There is a world of difference between a subpoena to a party committee, which falls within the Moreland Commission’s mandate to examine campaign contributions and spending, and a subpoena that is a fishing expedition if you will, aimed at legislators and their lawful activities unconnected to campaign contributions. The former has nothing to do with the Legislature as a body; the latter, as admitted by one or more of the commissioners, is aimed directly at the Legislature.

Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos said in a separate statement earlier that the SRCC agreement today with Moreladn does not impact the legal challenge from by the Senate and Assembly leadership challenging the commission’s power to subpoena.