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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

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Hal's Most Recent Column

  • Now you see it, now you don’t! *

    On February 25, 2014, Senators Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) Chair of the New York City Education Subcommittee, and Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), introduced  legislation that would give a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for money spent on education scholarships …public, private or parochial schools, all included. This legislation (S 4099-A) gained the support of Governor Cuomo and the [...]

Hal's Most Recent Breaking News

  • Willie Sutton Lives on in Albany

    Breaking News William Francis “Willie” Sutton was a prolific bank robber stealing an estimated $2 million over a forty year career. When asked why he robbed banks he answered “because that’s where the money is. “ Investigative work recently completed, using financial disclosure records available to the New York Times, questioned the spending of Sheldon [...]