From the Morning Memo:

It’s not a grand, public campaign he’s running as good-government advocates would have liked.

And with only a handful of legislative session days to go, it’s unclear how Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s low-key approach to ethics reform legislation will work out.

The push began on Tuesday with an unveiling of eight bills designed to close the LLC loophole in state election, all impacting different houses, but all touching gubernatorial campaigns.

With the Memorial Day weekend approaching, Cuomo did not release any new program bills for ethics and campaign finance reform, but did lament while on Long Island the existing loopholes in the law.

“We have loopholes so big you can run a truck through them and they almost negate the impact of the limit to begin with and that’s the LLC loophole, that’s the quote-un-quote independent expenditure committees that are set up but really are just a shadow campaign finance system,” Cuomo said while touring renovations to Jones Beach.

“I think we have a lot of work to do and I’m cautiously optimistic we’re going to get it done.”

Cuomo has undertaken major campaign efforts in the past to crisscross the state and drum up support for an issue, most recently on increasing the state’s minimum wage to $15.

But the governor this week indicated such an effort on ethics and campaign finance reform wouldn’t have the same impact on voters who are more concerned with immediate pocketbook-related issues.

Hours after Cuomo spoke to reporters, the state attorney general’s office on Thursday raided the office at SUNY Polytechnic that had been used by lobbyist Todd Howe, who has become a central figure in the investigation over the Buffalo Billion.

Investigators reviewed Howe’s voicemail and computer while searching the office.

The AG’s office has been investigating possible bid rigging at SUNY Poly’s development arm, Fuller Road Management.

“SUNY Poly cooperated fully today with the NYAG’s office request to search an office previously used by Todd Howe at our Albany campus,” SUNY Poly said in a statement. “We continue to cooperate fully with their investigation.“

Howe had represented a number of companies with business before the Buffalo Billion and was listed as a lobbyist for SUNY Poly, which plays a key role in distributing economic development spending.

A former aide and confidant to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Joe Percoco, is under scrutiny as well after it was revealed he received payments from two companies with business in economic development projects while running the governor’s re-election campaign.

On Wednesday, the state Public Authorities Control Board approved an additional $485.5 million in spending for a cornerstone Buffalo Billion project at the RiverBend site, home to a SolarCity plant.