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Because That's What Reform Is…

by on June 20, 2009

And we were supposed to believe Senate Democrats were sincerely interested in reforming lax and poorly enforced ethics rules in Albany?

The fiscal crisis didn’t stop Democrats from increasing the Senate payroll 5% after grabbing control of the chamber in January, the Daily News has learned.

The annual Senate payroll is now $63.2 million, up from $60.3 million at the end of last year, state records show.

Senate GOP spokesman John McArdle said at the same time the Dems cut funding for the Republican minority by 58%.

“They have decided this is about patronage, this is about building a political organization with government funds,” McArdle said.

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