Archive for April 15th, 2005

15th April
2005

First Published in The New York Sun, April 15, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

The Mega Millions jackpot is up to $144 million, the kind of money that can get me dreaming.What would I do with $144 million? A house on Lake Como in Italy comes to mind, perhaps an occasional jaunt down the Autostrada to Rome in my new red Ferrari for dinner at La Pergola, the fabulous restaurant sitting on the roof of the Cavalieri Hilton atop a hill overlooking the Eternal City — in fact, I just might buy La Pergola.

This is the kind of dreaming that has recently become fashionable among our state and city politicians. They are busy figuring out how to spend the money that the courts have ordered spent on New York City’s public schools, a result of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit. (more…)