Friday, February 22, 2013

WDT: Flush with optimism — and cash — Regional Economic Development Council prowls for projects

   Governor Cuomo's Regional Economic Councils are a different way to approach an age-old problem. How to effectively dole out state money to local projects.
    Everybody in government who wants to spend money always first asks, "can we get a state grant ?" The Councils are supposed to weigh in on those questions before state agencies decide on spending priorities.
    Deciding what projects are "regionally transformational" is the new mantra and that requires a different way of looking at things.
    It still comes down to who gets the cash.
Watertown Daily Times | Flush with optimism — and cash — Regional Economic Development Council prowls for projects

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is just PORK with a different name .

These elites are simply special intersts under a differant ruberic are not concerned at all about the impact on the finances of we the great UNWASHED., Who PAY the BILL for this nonsense . Cut our NYS gas taxes , utility taxes , hidden fees and eliminate this crap .

gas is now NORTH of 4 bucks a gallon , heading for 5 , our government has a WINDFALL in this and NOW to add insult to injury this latest adventure into the PORK barrel rubs salt in open wounds . NYS is a tax hell

Anonymous said...

More Money for NOW projects, 10million into a bldg worth 300,000.