From Hal's Blog

Reporting on State and local issues, the need to reduce spending and improve government efficiency.

From the desk of Hal Peterson

From the desk of Hal Peterson

Hal Peterson's Column Posts help keep you informed on key aspects of New York State government reform.

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Breaking News and Audit Findings

Breaking News and Audit Findings

Hal's Breaking News Posts call your attention to the latest important news.

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Hal's Recent Column Post

Why not do it right! New York’s Upcoming Constitutional Convention Referendum

Wouldn’t it be grand if we could take a magic wand and sweep it across the political landscape of state politics, and personally contribute to meaningful reform? Your wish has been granted, and as provided for in Article XIX, Section 2 of our state constitution, in 2017, we will be asked to respond to one fundamental ballot question: “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amen[...]

Hal's Recent Breaking News Post

Breaking News- One Word Rules the Day

A defining moment in Bill Clinton’s presidency occurred in 2007 when he told a grand jury (with respect to Monica Lewinsky) “there’s nothing going on between us.” How so, “it depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. If ‘is’ means is and never has been, that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement…..Now, if someone had asked me on that day, are you havi[...]