Pork Watching

E.J. McMahon’s Empire Center for New York State Policy just tossed up on its Web site a lovely gift to political reporters and junkies: A complete list, obtained via FOIL request, of legislative pork, known in Albany as “member items.”

The list, the release notes, includes 83 Little League grants in 2005 alone. (And you know what those Little Leaguers do with the money!)

More to come when I’m off deadline and have a chance really to read the list.