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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.

Hal's Audit Findings provide summaries of specific audits. Please post any comments on the Blog Post’s provided, or the web site of the audit staff’s involved.

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Hal's Recent Column Post

“Put it in the books”

Accountable Government Howie Rose, a Mets sportscaster, ends every win with the cry “Put it in the books.”  The Mets win, the Mets win! E.J. McMahon, a political analyst and senior fellow with the Manhattan Institute,   described the recently approved $156 billion state budget “big trouble for New York.” Why? The endgame of this year’s state budget negotiating process was vintage Albany in the[...]

Hal's Recent Breaking News Post

Breaking News - Governor Cuomo’s Office Subpoenaed

ALBANY — Federal investigators on Friday issued a subpoena to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office seeking records and documents related to a criminal probe of one of the governor’s signature economic-development projects, a source said. The subpoena was issued to the “executive chamber,” the term for the governor’s office, the source said. No individual employees of the governor were named in the subpoe[...]