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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

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Hal's Recent Column Post

How is Governor Andrew Cuomo' Doing in his Second Term?

Theme: When Governor Andrew first took office he aggressively outlined plans to transform New York State from the most dysfunctional state in the Nation to a new platform based on integrity, fiscal stability, social reform,  while introducing improvements never achieved before. Eight columns under the cover Reform Albany Now.  Table of Contents Part 1 -     Integrity                             [...]

Hal's Recent Breaking News Post

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 Silver’s replacement Democratic Majorit[...]