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Resource ID: #21421
Subject: State Government
Source: Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Date: Oct. 17-19



The three men who run New York's state government have stuck state taxpayers with more than $1 billion in debt over the last seven years for a series of secretive slush funds under their tight control. State leaders use the money to reward political friends and punish enemies. They use the money to keep rank-and-file legislators obedient. The stories show many examples of millions spent on failed or dubious projects.

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