Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Vos Drops Talk Of Bigger Legislative Expense Accounts

Assembly boss Robin Vos, (R-Rochester) abandons fatter per diem payments to state reps. The idea was ill-timed, conceived and illegitimate.

Next up for abandonment: that $487,000 new kitchen remodeling for the Governor's Mansion.

Some are saying it's no big deal if private donations pay the tab, though the makeover request to date has the State Department of Administration's stamp on it.

Wrong: the whole idea is imperious; I'd like to see the GOP raise a half-million for meals for the homeless instead.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The solicitation of funds for the kitchen remodeling Is yet another opportunity for big donors to pay for political favors. It has the added PR benefit of the appearance of a charitable good deed, while political deals are negotiated behind the scenery props of new cabinetry and appliances.

- HammerHead