Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Why and How It Can Be Done

Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany

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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

 

 

Kent Gardner
President
Center for Governmental Research

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EARTHQUAKE ON WALL STREET

  

 

   Kathy Wylde
   President
   Partnership for NYC

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PANEL: MEETING THE MEDICAID CHALLENGE

 

 

 

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

 

 

  

 

   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 

 

 

 

   Moderator: Erika Rosenberg
   Senior Research Associate
   Center for Governmental Research

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

Honorable Thomas P. DiNapoli

New York State Comptroller

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