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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

We’re No. 1 - Most corrupt in the nation!

The above photo of Dean Skelos, Andrew Cuomo and Sheldon Silver was printed in the New York Post at the start of the 2015 legislative session. I’d like to name it “See no evil, Speak no evil, and Hear no evil.” Each individual looks haggard, with Dean’s eyes closed, the governor contemplating his navel, and Sheldon obviously not a happy camper.  Why? They we’re all well aware that informati[...]

Hal's Recent Breaking News Post

U.S Attorney Preet Bharara's visit to Albany

Last Monday, in an 18 minute address to the New York Conference of Mayor’s' U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara appealed to honest politicians and others in state government to “call out corruption when they see it.” Later the same day, he participated in an hour long broadcast held on Albany-based WAMC/FM. Short of revealing current investigative plans, we have the right person in office, doing the ri[...]