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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

  • With the 2015 State Budgeting in Mind.

    In six decades of public life, Richard Ravitch has earned a reputation for political savvy and business skills. In 1975, when New York City was having a fiscal meltdown, he assisted Governor Hugh Carey in orchestrating changes that avoided bankruptcy. In 2008, after Governor Eliot Spitzer resigned and was replaced by David Paterson, Ravitch agreed [...]

Hal's Most Recent Breaking News

  • Discovering New Ways to Reach Albany

    My columns, published with the cooperation of The Herald have successfully stimulated interest in reforming our state’s dysfunctional government. In particular, their notice by the Molloy College Institute for Life Long Learning, and the Garden City Men’s Club, gave me the opportunity to share with their members the need for fiscal stability to align state [...]