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This edition: Budget and Finance Reform in New York State: The Spitzer Agenda

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 24, 2007.

Moderator Bob Liff and a panel of experts discuss the annual budget making process in Albany. After 12 years, a new dynamic has emerged, due to the election of Eliot Spitzer as
Governor. This new dynamic is analyzed in the context of a changing New York State Legislature. Special emphasis is placed on the new Governor's campaign finance proposals and the impact they may have on the balance of power in Albany.

Guest List

Liz Benjamin Reporter for Daily Politics Blog, New York Daily News

Michael P. Keogh Director, Finance Division, NY City Council

Bob Liff Senior Vice President, George Arzt Communications

Elizabeth Lynam Deputy Research Director, Citizens Budget Commission

Anne Michaud Editor, Crain’s Insider