July 15, 2018. Since the Governor took office in 2011, the spending for economic development has increased significantly with dubious results. Several projects, which include the $15 Central New York Film Hub outside Syracuse and the Buffalo Billion revitalization plan, among others, have failed considerably and only exposed the major corruption in New York state government. With the outcome of the bid-rigging trial of Alain Kaloyeros hanging over our state government and a failure to pass accountability and transparency legislation during the legislative session, it is suffice to say that many advocates, legislators, and the general public are incredibly concerned about the Governor’s economic development programs and subsequent spending.
“The public deserves to know whether or not they are getting a good return on their investment, and the governor seems determined to make sure that doesn’t happen,” said Ron Deutsch of the labor-backed Fiscal Policy Institute think tank.
Here is a link to the article in the NY Post.