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

About the Author

Tim Hoefer

Tim Hoefer is president & CEO of the Empire Center for Public Policy.

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