By Tom Precious
Albany -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be holding another event this afternoon announcing/touting his plan to let businesses locate tax-free on public and private college campuses. This one, the second at the University at Albany in less than two weeks, makes it 11 times that Cuomo has held one of these events since he first proposed the idea May 22.
Today's event features college presidents from around the state, as well as representatives of regional economic development councils, which are the Cuomo-dominated appointees who help decide how hundreds of millions of dollars in state money is spent each year.
And if you are asking, no, we don't have any immediate idea how much it has cost the state, local governments, state colleges or private businesses to travel from around the state to attend these 11 events, let alone the number of hours spent away from their offices traveling and attending these gatherings. [Of the 11, four have been held in Albany.]
All of the events have been held upstate, which Cuomo says will especially benefit from his plan and where Cuomo's poll numbers have been in decline this year.
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