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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.

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Hal's Recent Column Post

Eany, meany, miney, mo - who’s the next to go?

Eany, meany, miney, mo  - who’s the next to go?   Over the past few weeks a signicant number of new subpoenas’ have been issued by Federal prosecutors, that if proven sustainable, will open up yet another chapter in today’s corrupt, disingenuous, dysfunctional state government. They involve on one end of the spectrum findings against Sheldon Silver’s replacement, Assembly Speaker Carl E, Heasti[...]

Hal's Recent Breaking News Post

Cuomo is taking control of New York’s Democratic Party

By Fredric U. Dicker May 23, 2016 | 12:24am Gov. Cuomo, hobbled by US Attorney Preet Bharara’s probe of longtime political operative Joseph Percoco, will take personal control of the state Democratic Party on Monday — even as he names Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown as its new “figurehead” chairman, sources told The Post. Brown’s selection — to be rubber-stamped at a meeting of the state Democr[...]