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From the desk of Hal Peterson

From the desk of Hal Peterson

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Breaking News and Audit Findings

Breaking News and Audit Findings

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Hal's Most Recent Column

  • The politics of budget decision-making

    Last week Governor Cuomo reviewed with Senate and Assembly member’s key aspects of his Executive Budget for the fiscal year 2014-15. As reported in the press, he is optimistic that state spending should only increase by 1.3%, if federal aid for Hurricane Sandy and the federal health care monies are included; Medicaid and school funding [...]

Hal's Most Recent Breaking News

  • Common Sense

    My July 25th column hardly supported Governor Cuomo’s plan to root out political corruption in New York State thru the use of a special commission. One of the major critics of this plan has been highly acclaimed and subject matter expert U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, from the Southern District in New York. In testimony just [...]