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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Cuomo's Convention Center Calendar Caper

By Richard Cooper

The Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo recently exercised his imperial prerogative to change the calendar of the state-owned Jacob Javits Convention Center.   Newsday's Dan Janison reports that Cuomo in Albany changed the date of the annual New York boat show to January.   Considered a more desirable by the boat selling industry the change upset other trade shows that were bumped.

Quite aside from the question of why our would-be emperor in Albany isbusying himself with event calendars, let us ask the question never asked.  Why should the state government or municipal governments be in the convention center business?  If it is desirable, let it be run by private enterprise.

This Libertarian says "Separate convention centers and state.  Sell the Javits Center."

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