More on the faux privatization front:
"Investment bankers are blitzing the Spitzer administration with proposals to sell state assets to private firms, as investors seek to buy toll roads, bridges and even Off-Track Betting.
Bankers are making the rounds at the Thruway Authority, the Empire State Development Corp., the state Department of Transportation and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. They seek to capitalize on statements by the new governor that he is open to public-private partnerships." -Article Link