Following up on today's earlier post about "secret" spending in Albany, James Odata has done a phenomenal job of detailing how opaque the State Legislature can be. In Sunday's Times Union, he reports:
Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver refuse to let anyone know how lawmakers are spending hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer money.
Since April, the two powerful politicians have rejected all requests to disclose the names of legislators who arranged some $340 million in appropriations of the public's money in recent years for thousands of pet projects, grants and gifts.
Now that's chutzpah!
Categories: General, Government Ethics