Common Cause/NY: When State Contracts are Overly Broad New Yorkers Suffer

On May 16th, in response to news that New York State Excelsior Pass skyrocketed in price to $64M, Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY, issued the following statement:

“Overly broad contracts, like the ones with Deloitte and Boston Consulting Group for both the State of the State and now the Excelsior Pass, allow the state to spend large amounts of taxpayer dollars on dubious projects. New Yorkers should know exactly how their money is being spent and the value they’re getting for it – especially on work that is historically the purview of public sector employees, not profit-driven private sector firms.”

Common Cause/NY previously FOILED for the State of the State contracts with Deloitte and Boston Consulting Group (found here, and here), which were extremely vague and non-specific.