State Legislature spent over $5M on mailings in 6 months

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The state Assembly and Senate spent a total of $113,347,185 on member offices and legislative operations between October 2017 and March 2018, according to data posted today at, the Empire Center’s government transparency website.

These expenses included over $3 million in bulk postage for the Senate, and $2.7 million for the Assembly, up from $1.6 million and $1.1 million, respectively, during the same period last year, a non-election year. The Senate spent $406,220 on travel, while the Assembly spent more than $1 million. In total, the Legislature spent over $1.1 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.