The New York State Assembly recently published its list of member items for this budget year. If the phrase "member item" doesn't ring a bell, you might know them by their more common name: pork.
All counted, the Capital Region scored a little more than $1.46 million in Assembly member items this year. The Assembly gave out $85 million total.
The whole list, in a sortable table, is embedded above.
Note: Jim Tedisco didn't request any member items this year -- either out of principle or because he figured he'd be in Congress by now. He hauled in almost $400k in member item money last year.
Also: the state Senate hasn't published its list of member items.
Condensed Totals by Assembly member
Detailed Totals by Assembly member
About this data: NYPIRG was a huge help. They pulled the Capital Region specific data and sent it to us in spreadsheet format. We couldn't have done this without out them. Thank you.
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