Thursday, May 21, 2015

New York State Senate Expenditures

We, New Yorkers, should all look at http://www.nysenate.gov/opendata and http://www.nysenate.gov/expenditure-report-period-ending-9-30-2014

For example, here are the expenditures

New York State Senate Expenditure Report Period Ending 9-30-2014

See sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12P4_d8HE1dZWrEfb0x0RQFwB2Hs0cggm94NfjR4GLlE/edit?usp=sharing

See chart: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12P4_d8HE1dZWrEfb0x0RQFwB2Hs0cggm94NfjR4GLlE/pubchart?oid=891417435&format=interactive

You can find each senator and their expenditures.  The largest seems to be millions of dollars in postage.  Should we have a referendum to require the legislature to pay for their own advertisements.  But we cannot have a referendum because New York State does not allow the people to bring their own initiatives directly to the ballot for referendum.  Amazing.