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George Pataki wasted $3M in tax dollars for pet project

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George Pataki wasted $3M in tax dollars for pet project

 

Former Gov. George Pataki wasted nearly $3 million in taxpayer money on a plan to build a women's museum that today is just an empty lot in lower Manhattan, a Daily News investigation has found.

 

Dreamed up by a commission chaired by his wife, Libby, the Museum of Women burned through state subsidies by hiring dozens of consultants, including two fund-raisers who raised no money.

 

When the nine-year saga finally sputtered to a quiet end in September, the Patakis' "museum" had raised less than $23,000 from the private sector and procured one "artifact" - a wagon used in suffragette rallies that wound up in an upstate hay barn.

 

Full story: NY Daily News icon_offsite.png - November 5, 2007

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