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November 21, 2011

State government moves toward accountability... on highway construction cost overruns

Atlantic Yards Report

An 11/16/11 press release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo indicates a new effort to protect taxpayer dollars from cost overruns on state highway construction projects.

It's not a direct parallel to Atlantic Yards, but it points to several principles that could apply to construction/development projects like Atlantic Yards, including inadequate planning, lack of oversight, and limited accountability.


NoLandGrab: Don't hold your breath.

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Atlantic Yards Report, State government moves toward transparency... on health insurance

An 11/15/11 press release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo indicates a new requirement that the data behind health insurance rate requests be made public.

It's not quite a direct parallel but it would be interesting to see if background material behind economic development subsidy requests be made public.

NLG: See comment above.

Posted by eric at November 21, 2011 12:01 PM