New York, New Jersey hide full details of virus spending
New York and New Jersey have declined to release detailed breakdowns of their spending on personal protective gear during the first frenzied months of the coronavirus outbreak.
The administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has for months refused to disclose full details showing how the state spent over $830 million on ventilators, protective gear and other medical supplies.
The states won't release purchase orders showing how much they paid for the items, as other states have done.
The office of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy released a one-page document summarizing spending but also declined to produce a detailed breakdown.