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Report covers local pork spending

Aug 05, 2015 12:03 am
Rick Karlin in Capitol Confidential reports that The Empire Center has released a new list of pork barrel spending on projects under the State and Municipal Facilities Program. The program replaced what were once called "member items," and are largely local grants for initiatives like park improvements or museum overhauls. Fewer than 10 percent of the items are for infrastructure like water or sewer system improvements or road repairs. In Greenville, in Greene County, there's a $50,000 pending grant for town park improvements. In Columbia County, the towns of Hillsdale and Stockport are approved for $50,000 construction projects, and the Niverville Fire Department has a pending $50,000 for a new fire truck. The Town of Nassau in Rensselear County has $50,000 pending for a sewer project. The full list is embedded below at newsroom.wgxc.org. Read the full story at Capitol Confidential.