With the state and New York City on a collision course over how to resolve the long-running Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit ordering $23 billion in additional funds for the city's public schools, some budget experts are suggesting a deal. [Read_more]
From cheese museums to Little Leagues to sororities, Gov. Pataki and state lawmakers have secretly approved nearly half a billion dollars worth of barely scrutinized pork-barrel projects over the past three years, it was revealed yesterday.
For the first time, the list of nearly 23,000 projects totaling about $479 million was made public yesterday on a Web site, http://www.empirecenter.org, by the Empire Center for New York State Policy, the research arm of the Manhattan Institute. [Read_more]