With a budget shortfall of $12.5 billion projected for 2009-10, New York’s state government faces its most significant fiscal crisis in decades.  However, this is not just another cyclical downturn.  What’s left of Wall Street will be significantly leaner, less profitable, and more heavily regulated than the securities industry whose explosive growth fueled the expansion of state spending for much of the past 25 years.

The Empire Center for New York State Policy and the Center for Governmental Research explored these issues at a Dec. 9 policy forum in Albany.

INTRODUCTION

 

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Kent Gardner
President
Center for Governmental Research

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EARTHQUAKE ON WALL STREET

  

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   Kathy Wylde
   President
   Partnership for NYC

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PANEL: MEETING THE MEDICAID CHALLENGE

 

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Moderator: Paul Howard
Director
Manhattan Institute’s Center for Medical Progress

 

 

  

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   Panelist: Kathy Kuhmerker
   Vice President
   
Lewin Group

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Panelist: William Carpenter
Chief Operating Officer
Salient Corp.

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   Panelist: Raymond Meier
   Former State Senator and Oneida County Executive

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Questions and Answers

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PANEL: WHERE THE BUCKS ARE 

 

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   Moderator: Erika Rosenberg
   Senior Research Associate
   Center for Governmental Research

 

 

 

 

 

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Panelist: E.J. McMahon
Director
Empire Center

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   Panelist: Elizabeth Lynam
   Deputy Research Director
   Citizens Budget Commission

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Panelist: Thomas Rogers

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Executive Director
NYS Council of School Superintendents

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Panelist: Joseph Stefko
   Director, Public Finance
   Center for Governmental Research

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Thomas Sanzillo
Senior Associate
T.R. Rose & Associates

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   Questions and Answers

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

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Honorable Thomas P. DiNapoli

New York State Comptroller

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About the Author

Tim Hoefer

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

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