October 20, 2004

The SlushMap

NYCO's Blog now has an amazing map of New York showing how much state slush fund money counties received, building on data from the recent Post-Standard series.

As she points out in the article about it, it's kind of odd that Tompkins County got got $313.42 per person while to our southeast Tioga County got zero. (Even if the single huge $25 million grant to Cornell is subtracted, Tompkins still gets $54.35 per person.)

As I said yesterday, the money's nice to have and likely going to good causes, but it's pretty clear that borrowed money distributed so as to reinforce the gridlock in Albany is a really bad way to fund projects.

Posted by simon at October 20, 2004 7:17 PM in
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