CapTon: Fmr Assemblyman Benjamin Criticizes Economic Development Awards


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.

About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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