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CSNY Burned $11.9 Million On 2011 Lobbying

Celeste Katz
Thursday, April 5, 2012


NYPIRG's Bill "TechMagic" Mahoney has crunched the numbers on lobbyist spending for 2011, and the winner is... The Committee To Save New York.

The pro-Cuomo group, funded by business and real estate interests, beat out 2,779 other groups last year, spending $11.9 million. CSNY totally blew out runner-up 1199/SEIU & the GNYHA Heath Care Education Project, which spent a paltry (ha) $6.8 million, and NYSUT, the state teachers union, at $4.2 million. Also up there: Walmart, which has been trying to make a foray into NYC; the pro-SSM umbrella group New Yorkers United For Marriage and Aqueduct casino operators Genting New York.




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