From the NY Post:
A Brooklyn lawmaker is pushing legislation that would stop Albany's ghoulish practice of swiping millions of dollars from a fund intended to restore New York's neglected and vandalized cemeteries.
The fund is fed by a $5 tax levied on families of the dead for a burial plot.
Democrat Brennan's bill was introduced just days after The Post reported last week that Albany had diverted $5.6 million from the cemetery restoration fund since it was created in 1988.
Only $4.4 million of the $10 million collected was actually spent on cemetery repairs, state records showed.