From the NY Post:
Don’t count pork out of the state budget just yet.
Assembly Democrats are eyeing an existing source of cash to pay for new “member items,” The Post has learned.
It’s a $103 million account that’s supposed to pay for prior-year projects — but that could be tapped for new items if some older projects are scrapped.
Gov. Cuomo and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-LI) are on record as opposing new pork projects, which traditionally fund athletic fields, senior-citizen centers, and the like in the lawmakers’ home districts.
Cuomo, Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver are negotiating a budget for the fiscal year that begins April 1.