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Wednesday, March 24

Murphy puts pork online & NY ORDA cut statement

Congressman Scott Murphy (D-Glens Falls) has put his appropriations requests (aka "pork") for the year 2011 online. The full list can be found here.

“By posting my requests online, I am working to ensure openness and accountability in government and the responsible use of taxpayer’s hard-earned dollars,” he said in a statement.

A few worth noting:
Saratoga County Youth Court, Saratoga Springs, New York - Amount: $40,000

Upstate NY Law Enforcement/Forensic Science Integration Project, Saratoga, Rensselaer, Warren and Washington Counties, New York
- Amount: $925,000


The Saratoga Medical Park Water Line Extension Project, Saratoga Springs, New York - Amount: $943,800

MRI Diagnostic Services for Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs, New York - Amount: $600,000

Higher Education Transition Center: An Online Virtual Resource for Veterans and Military Personnel, Saratoga Springs, New York - Amount: $500,000

The Luther Forest Technology Research Network Project, Saratoga Springs, New York - Amount: $750,000

Adirondack Corridor High Speed Rail Improvements, Saratoga County, NY - Amount: $683,120

There are an awful lot of requests for water line improvements in towns and villages, but none for Saratoga Springs. The medical park line would extend from the town of Ballston to the park in Malta.

Murphy also sent out a release against the NYS Senate's budget plan that would cut funding to the NY Olympic Regional Development Agency.

“These short-sighted cuts proposed by the New York State Senate will devastate our long term economic growth and development. While we must make tough choices to get our budget back into line, devastating the Upstate economy is the wrong way to go about it. Thirty years after the Miracle on Ice, the Olympics remain at the heart of the Adirondack community," he said.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mz.Many Names said...

I think all these "do-goodin'" politicians ought to be put on a pork-free diet like, Immediately.

Let everyone "eat cake." No more pork barrel spending!

March 25, 2010 at 1:22 PM 
Blogger Uncle Sam said...

Jasper Nolan Broke my Heart

Patrick Ziegler this week got a real taste of what the Saratoga County GOP is all about. Sorry to say it is not about Ziegler. Ziegler was betrayed by the Ballston GOP and the Saratoga County GOP. You see Patrick is considered a loose cannon because he does not play by Jasper’s rules. The Ballston GOP continues to let Jasper pull the strings. Jasper wants a win in the 20th and feels Gibson is his best shot, but Jasper also was the man behind John Sweeney. And we all know what happen to John.

No one is comparing Gibson to Sweeney except maybe Jasper. Patrick Ziegler went to bat for Hynes and her little water project just like Jasper wanted. They attacked Supervisor Southworth and look what it got him. He got used just like the taxpayer of Ballston will get used by Jasper. I am sure Patrick Ziegler heart is in the right place but he will never get elected for anything if he continues to march to Jasper’s GOP.

March 27, 2010 at 3:00 PM 

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