From the Daily News:
Former Bronx Sen. Pedro Espada was a one-man employment agency while in office, racking up a $1 million payroll over his final six months at the State Capitol.
Our Glenn Blain reports:
The scandal-scorched Espada, who was tossed by voters last September, spent more on staffers than any other senator -- by far.
"That is such a waste of taxpayer money," said Citizen's Union Executive Director Dick Dadey. "And for the Democratic leadership to be complicit in giving him that amount of staff is just outrageous."
Espada's 50-person staff included more than 20 "community outreach" and constituent liaison workers who made as much as $60,000 a year, new disclosure forms show.
It also included former Erie County Democratic Chairman Steve Pigeon, who earned $150,000 a year.