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This edition: The New York Budget Crisis: How Tight Our Belts?

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 29, 2008.

Moderator Bob Liff and a panel of experts examine New York’s budget, analyzing Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Paterson’s most recent revenue projections and the expected shortfalls in the upcoming fiscal years.  With projected deficits in both the City and State budgets, the panel assesses the impact on the delivery of government services and aid to community based organizations.  The politics of budget negotiations between the Executive and Legislative branches is also reviewed at both the City and State levels, as lower revenue projections presage more intense battles by lawmakers seeking to win re-election in their local communities.

Guest List

Kirsten Danis City Hall Bureau Chief, New York Daily News

Hon. Erik Martin Dilan Member, NYC Council, District 37

Bob Liff Senior Vice President, George Arzt Communications

Ronnie Lowenstein Executive Director, Independent Budget Office

Jeffrey Sommer Executive Director, NYS Financial Control Board