Matthew Hamilton in Capitol Confidential reports
that Governor Andrew Cuomo's rebranding of the awarding of funding as "competition" went further Nov. 10, with local governments "competing" to lower costs to get more funds. "As part of the Municipal Consolidation and Efficiency Competition, teams of two or more local governments will submit plans showing how government consolidations and restructuring will yield property tax reductions. The grand prize is $20 million to support municipal actions," the story says. Next summer winners will be announced. Read the full story in Capitol Confidential.