Finch backs bill to increase economic development transparency

ALBANY – Local Assemblyman Gary Finch (R-Springport) is joining a group of legislators in a push for economic development transparency in New York State.

Finch, along with other legislators, held a press conference Monday to unveil details of a plan to reform the state’s economic development procedures by increasing transparency and oversight.

“Our tax dollars should not double as thank you gifts for politically-connected developers and donors,” said Finch. “Federal and state investigators are parsing a tangled web of lobbyists and developers whose cash and connections gave them inside access to incredibly lucrative contracts. We don’t believe that is the right way to do business, and neither do the taxpayers we’re here to protect.”

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