This is an interesting editorial about NYS spending practices, including the maintaining of massive amonts of vacant office space, erratic purchasing practices, numerous unused toll free lines still being rented and so on.
State government is huge, but has lots of ways to save money.....Now maybe that office space is being rented from the "right" people, but certainly there is a lot to be improved.
There is a tendency to believe things are OK, as we have discovered with fiscal practices in one of our own City departments. In fact there is always room for improvement that is not discovered till there is either scandal or the necessity of seeking economies.
Watertown Daily Times State spending