Monday, October 18, 2004

Groups give to politicians, get grants

Groups give to politicians, get grants: "The usual suspects for campaign contributions - wealthy business owners and unions - aren't the only players in this game. Small community groups on tight budgets are finding ways to impress and influence the politicians. Libraries, fire departments and youth sports leagues are among the charities that made campaign contributions to the politicians who landed grants for them.
The Post-Standard's investigation of the state's giveaways of borrowed money finds case after case of ethical questions. All across New York, it's clear that when Albany politicians hand out taxpayers' money they can often count on something in return. "

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