That sum, combined with the modest-by-comparison $6.8 million doled out by the Jets, accounted for the single largest expenditure ever to lobby on a single issue in New York, experts say. The figures were detailed in the state lobbying commission’s annual report.
“This is off the charts,” said Blair Horner, legislative director for the New York Public Interest Research Group, which lobbies on civic issues. “It means that the wealthy and powerful get their voices heard and those who don’t have access to tremendous resources do not.”
Hey, not only that, but Allan Houston’s contract seems downright reasonable by comparison.