WHAT: 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.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 (Media invited to all events) 12 – 12:30 PM – Keynote Speech 12:30 – 1 PM – Lunch 1 – 2 PM – Panel
WHERE: Grand Hyatt Hotel Park Avenue at Grand Central New York City
WHO: 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
Panelists: 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
Moderator: E.J. McMahon– Director, Empire Center for New York State Policy; Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research