From the Morning Memo:

While Gov. Andrew Cuomo insists he’s not influenced by Glenwood Management’s largesse that’s flowed to his campaign coffers, good-government groups insist that is beside the point.

Cuomo has received more than $1 million from Glenwood, the real-estate firm that has played key roles in the corruption cases of both Sheldon Silver, the former Assembly speaker, and ex-Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.

“If I believed that I could be influenced by a million dollars or a thousand dollars or $50, then I’m in the wrong place and I should resign immediately,” Cuomo said in an interview with WNYC radio.

Cuomo isn’t the only state elected official who has received generations contributions from Glenwood, affiliated entities and its employees.

And testimony from Charles Dorego, Glenwood’s general counsel, bares out that he wasn’t a reliable ally during negotiations.

But not surprisingly, good-government groups disagree. They say Cuomo should return the money he’s received from Glenwood and its leadership in order to send a message the company can’t attempt to buy influence.

“Glenwood is at the heart of two of the biggest political scandals in New York state history,” said NYPIRG Legislative Director Blair Horner. “They should be treated as a pariah.”

Cuomo’s rival, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, has already announced plans to return more than $20,000 in donations from Glenwood. Cuomo raised much of the money from Glenwood using the LLC loophole he wants to close.

“He should be willing to tell the public why they shouldn’t. He should be willing to tell the public why they should be treated like any other company,” Horner said.

Cuomo was skeptical a broad overhaul of campaign finance laws could be changed significantly, given the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling. But campaign finance reform advocates say more can and should be done, starting with the LLC loophole.