Breaking the Budget in New York State

Grand Hyatt, New York City

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In a statewide referendum this November, voters throughout New York State will determine the fate of a proposed constitutional amendment that would reduce the budget-making powers of the governor’s office while strengthening the hand of Albany’s legislative leaders. The implications of such a change will be explored by distinguished speakers starting with former Governor Hugh L. Carey, one of the most successful and effective chief executives in New York State’s history.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 (Media invited to all events)
12 – 12:30 PM – Keynote Speech
12:30 – 1 PM – Lunch
1 – 2 PM – Panel

Grand Hyatt Hotel
Park Avenue at Grand Central
New York City

Featured Speakers:
Hon. Hugh L. Carey– Partner, Harris Beach, PLLC; Former Governor, New York State
John S. Dyson– Millcap Advisors, LLC; Former Commissioner, NYS Department of Commerce
Peter Goldmark– Environmental Defense Fund; Former Director, NYS Division of the Budget

Hon. Edward I. Koch– Partner, Bryan Cave LLP; Former Mayor, City of New York
Dall Forsythe– Distinguished Lecturer, Baruch College; Former Director, NYS Division of the Budget
Diana Fortuna– President, Citizens Budget Commission

E.J. McMahon– Director, Empire Center for New York State Policy; Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research