The Latest Government of New York Scam
It seems like maybe things will get better, after they have gotten worse which is usually the case. The NY Times today has good write-up off how it is just not the slush fund of $200 million pet-projects for the Governor and the legislature that are off-budget, but additional "projects" which come directly from off-budget borrowing (even the Federal government has to have all expenditures appropriated and audited).
Off-budget projects funded from direct borrowing under ex-Gov. Pataki totalled $1.7 billion during his last 9 months in office, exceeding that of the past 8 years combined. Let's assume (hope) that self-described bulldog new Gov. Spitzer will be all over this like a cheap suit.
See not-for-profit Center for Government Research for this and other necessary reform to move our state from one of the highest taxed, highest in-debt, highest regulated to something a little more rational Inchallah.