ACORN may be defunct, but it still gets a reappropriation in the budget. ACORN, which was closely tied to the labor-backed Working Families Party, was reconstituted New York Communities For Change, based in Brooklyn; ACORN’s former head, Bertha Lewis, started her own new nonprofit, the Black Institute. Will the Governor do the right thing and use his veto pen on this line item?
ACORN’s cash was a reappropriation of money not spent yet, however, beer, onions and pit bulls are granted monies in this year’s budget among other well-known entities like the Buffalo Bills.
E. J. McMahon opines on Albany’s biggest, juiciest capital pork pie, the mysterious State and Municipal Facilities Program that just keeps getting bigger and bigger here.
Here are more ways your tax dollars are being misspent.