State Legislature Spent Over $100M in 6 Months Last Year

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The state Assembly and Senate spent a total of $108,569,732 between April and September 2017, according to data posted today at, the Empire Center’s government transparency website.

These expenses included $2.6 million in bulk postage for the Senate, and nearly $2 million for the Assembly. The Senate spent $600,923 on travel, while the Assembly spent more than $1.3 million. In total, the Legislature spent over $1.4 million on copying and printing, and roughly the same amount on telecommunications services and equipment.

Click here to view the full legislative expenditures, dating back to 2007.

The Empire Center, based in Albany, is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan think tank dedicated to promoting policies that can make New York a better place to live, work and raise a family.