Listed in this year’s state budget that passed last week were $170 million worth of member items which, in the spirit of Everything Changing, were included as a way of bringing some measure of transparency to spending to local projects.
While we’re waiting for the rest of the information we want, here’s a sampling of some of the discretionary spending in the budget:
Money for the Long Island Maritime Museum ($22,500) and other educational projects, listed here.
Funding for the Nan Shan Senior Center of the Chinese American Planning Council ($2,000) and other senior centers, here.
Money for the Cornell University fluid milk pricing study ($60,000) and other economic development, transportation and projects, here.
— Azi Paybarah