Friday, August 25, 2006

Member Items and November

We've previously written about member items in Albany: hundreds of millions of dollars of "special legislative grants" for which there is little public record in New York. Can member items take center stage in the run up to elections. At least one candidate seems to hope so: "Philip 'Flip' Pidot, the Republican Party candidate and prospective Growth Party candidate for New York State Senate in the 26th District, has proposed a permanent and comprehensive legislative abolition of “member items” spending in the State Legislature, as well as voluntary disclosure by sitting lawmakers of all prior such spending."

Hat tip: UrbanElephants.

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