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Oh, SmAlbany!

Daily posts and occasional longer essays about politics, culture, and life in the Capital Region...updated M-F, midmorning


"I write this not as a booster of Albany, which I am, nor an apologist for the city, which I sometimes am, but rather as a person whose imagination has become fused with a single place, and in that place finds all the elements that a man ever needs..." -W. Kennedy, from O Albany!

death of NYC stadium deal?

The TU lead editorial today is a forcefull plea for Bruno (and Silver) to kill the westside stadium.
A single vote on the three-member state Public Authorities Control Board will save the state and city from what easily could become a $1.4 billion albatross when debt service and tax abatements are factored into the deal.

And really, how could Mr. Bruno vote for such a boondoggle just two days after uttering perhaps the most sensible words yet in the stadium shakedown?

Say it again, then, Mr. Bruno. Just repeat what you told the New York Post on Wednesday.

"If it's a good business deal, it's a good business deal for the private sector."
Amen to that. Any upstate politician - really, any politician - who supports this stadium should be thoroughly taken to task by his constituents in the next election. I will be ashamed of Bruno if he doesn't block this now.
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