Chris Collins owns a business that bids on county work. His bid wins, but rather than going through the usual channels for approval, starting with a review in the County Legislature, he sends it directly to the Control Board for a final OK, never mentioning that the company in question is owned by the county executive.
Is this what Collins has in mind when he talks about running government like a business?
I'm not saying Collins the businessman should necessarily be barred from seeking business from the county government he heads, although something about it doesn't feel quite right.
But if Collins wants to go down that road, it behooves him to be completely aboveboard.
Instead, he comes off as being sneaky.