Gov. Mario M. Cuomo's $800 million jobs bond act relies on statistical data that raise doubts about New York's prediction that the measure would generate at least 78,677 permanent private-sector jobs by the end of the century, several researchers say.

At issue, according to four researchers and bond act opponents, is the statistical analysis surrounding the claim by the Cuomo administration that for every dollar of government spending on infrastructure, businesses will ultimately invest $2.70 in the state's economy.

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