From the Queens Gazette:
Assemblymember Margaret M. Markey (D-Maspeth) announced on April 25 that the state of New York has awarded a grant of $70,000 to the Queens Tourism Council (QTC) to help it promote the borough as a destination during the upcoming year.
Markey, who now chairs the Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sports Development Committee, created the first tourism program for Queens when she was a member of the staff of Queens Borough President Claire Shulman and established the Queens Tourism Council. The group currently consists of some 50 entities, including hotels, cultural organizations, restaurants and venues such as Citi Field, the USTA and Resorts World Casino NYC.
When her hometown of Maspeth needed $50K to start ULURP action for a park, Marge came up empty. She's now allegedly "preserving" Astoria's Steinway Mansion by sitting on a committee to save it, but has put no money toward that, either.
Corporations that make billions? No problem finding $70K for them!
And this woman gets returned to the assembly by dopey voters time after time...