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Read article  By Karen DeWitt Albany, New York – The just- completed New York legislative session is not exactly getting rave revues from fiscal watchdogs or in newspaper editorial pages around the state. Governor Pataki was very pleased 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,, by the Empire Center for New York State Policy, the research arm of the Manhattan Institute. Read More

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks are battling over a series of audits that were critical of the county. Brooks, a Republican, said the audits are partisan attacks. DiNapoli, a Democrat, said his reviews are fre Read More


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