The D&C has an interesting little tidbit about the plans for New York State to buy up lands around Canadice Lake. The really interesting para is here:
Canadice officials now intend to clear the way for the long-discussed state purchase by adjusting their zoning rules, perhaps as early as mid-December. But speed is of the essence because of worries that state funding could evaporate in the face of multibillion-dollar deficits.
So, in other words: we’re already ass-deep in debt and know it, but let’s see if we can just sneak in one more check-writing good time before they close the bar. I’m hardly a deficit hawk, but this strikes me as pretty bad.