This afternoon, I taped an appearance on Capital Tonight, an Albany-based news program hosted by Liz Benjamin.
Click here to see the complete interview: Former Assem. Benjamin Criticizes Economic Development Awards.
There was a lot of celebrating last week as the state handed out nearly $800 million in economic development awards to the regional economic councils. But while the councils and the contest might be new, former Assemblyman Michael Benjamin says the practice is not. He says this is just a new twist on traditional pork barrel spending.