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A Static State: Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch to Speak at Center for New York City Affairs

There will be a new governor next year, but is Albany likely to change? New York’s turbulent politics and bleak financial situation have made this year’s budget among the more difficult in recent history. What can be learned from the crisis, and what will happen to state and local government, and the politics that drive our fiscal decisions, if the economy doesn’t recover soon?

On September 30, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., the Center for New York City Affairs focuses on these issues with a keynote address from Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch. Following his speech, Lt. Gov. Ravitch will join in discussion moderated by WNYC’s Azi Paybarah, featuring Gerald Benjamin, dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at SUNY New Paltz; Blair Horner, legislative director of New York Public Interest Research Group; Liz Krueger, New York state senator; and Carol O’Cleireacain, senior fellow at The Rockefeller Institute of Government.

This free event will take place in the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor. Admission is free, but an RSVP is required by calling 212.229.5418 or emailing

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