The Albany Times Union is doing some great investigative work into state government.
Teaming up with the Investigative Post, ProPublica, and the Daily News they dug into the “State of Subsidies”: how New York spends billions on subsidies for businesses with very little return.
This weekend, they revealed how state legislators spend millions of taxpayer dollars on advertising that’s barely distinguishable from their re-election campaigns. Theoretically, they aren’t supposed to use this money for campaigning but as one source noted, “It’s all done with a wink and a nod.”
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