Sweeney's Down Hill Slopes
More absurd news on Sweeney's Fantasy Camp. Funding to ORDA has actually dropped drastically since the Winter Challenge began. Perhaps that is because when Sweeney was elected, he stopped bringing Congress and started bringing Lobbyists and Friends. From the TU:
Brodsky and Tonko held the hearing to determine why the New York Power Authority has been using public funds to pay for the Winter Challenge. The event began in 1998 under the late Rep. Gerald Solomon.
Brodsky noted that federal funding to ORDA has dropped during the life of the Winter Challenge, from $2.7 million in 1999 to $471,2000. He asked whether it was appropriate to use public funds provided by one authority to another for what amounts to a lobbying effort. (read the full report at CREW)
Thanks to the TPMmuckraker for the link.