Saturday, March 19, 2005

Canal Scandal Catching Up To Pataki?

If you've been a regular reader over the past 6 months you know all about the Great Pataki Canal Giveaway Scandal. If you want a recap, read this. It took a while but the State has stopped any new canal development for now. This is good news. We don't need developers putting up cheap McMansions all along the canal. To the money quote:

"A November attorney general/inspector general report said canal officials lacked economic development expertise and were "unprepared to make critical decisions on large-scale projects."

These people sold the majority of the Erie Canal for $30,000. I'd say that quote is probably accurate.