Gargano: a popular target
Charles Gargano must be thankful that this week is finally ending: The Atlantic Yards blunder, Shelly Silver’s barbs, and, now, from the other end of the state, The Syracuse Post-Standard uncovering a scheme whereby poor upstate towns sold tax breaks to developers for a fee.
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Did I miss the part of the stories about David Paterson repaying $4,500 for a ride on a casino devloper’s private jet that said he would be using campaign funds to pay for the flight?
That’s what the Syracuse Post-Standard reported yesterday.
This seems of a piece with the incomplete candor I wrote Read More
The Syracuse Post-Standard has an interesting glimpse today at how Albany works, through Governor Pataki’s announcement of a $2.5 million hurricane-relief grant to the Red Cross:
“The $2.5 million was readily available partly as a result of Albany lobbying by a politically connected firm hired by the Red Cross.”
Here’s a really astonishing story coming out of the Republicans’ loss of three State Senate seats last year: It appears that the Senate Republicans are taking it out on the losers’ constituents, from Syracuse to the Bronx.
The Syracuse Post-Standard reported today that, before the election, Nancy Larraine-Hoffmann promised grants to various groups, things Read More