While Albany is consumed with whether aides to Governor Spitzer tried to smear Joseph Bruno another scandal is quietly unfolding. Some are concerned that Empire Zones, areas once designated as needing jobs and investment, are evolving into a pork barrel scam. Nicholas Confessore, Albany Bureau New York Times Reporter, weighs in.
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