Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed 483 items today in the state budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which started April.
The majority—328 vetoes—were for so-called “dry” reappropriations, meaning the money had already been spent. Another 22 vetoes were for reappropriations that had balances less than $1,000.
Most of the vetoes were for so-called member items that lawmakers used to control. There haven’t been new earmarks since 2008, so the money is slowly being spent or went to projects that no longer exist.
Cuomo said 19 reappropriations were more than seven years old and no longer viable projects, while 79 votes “pertain to state operations functions that are fully supported by new appropriations in the Enacted Budget and are therefore deemed unnecessary.”
Another 19 reappropriations are duplicates.
Here’s the list: