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Dick Ravitch

The Definition of Insanity

Tom Allon | Posted 09.28.2016 | New York
Tom Allon

If you do the same thing over and over and over again and expect a different result each time, that is called insanity. Our city and state government...

Whatever Happened to Ethics?

Tom Allon | Posted 04.12.2017 | Politics
Tom Allon

Ethics is something that was taught in ancient Greece and was once neatly woven into our secondary education system. Ethics classes, like civics classes, are now rarely found on the high school level in this country. Isn't it time to resurrect this again?

John Celock

Communication Urged Between Feds/States

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Increased communication between the federal government and states is being emphasized as one of the ways to solve the budget crisis thre...

Nate Willis

State Budget Crisis Outlined By New Report Draws Response From Government Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate Willis | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report has projected a $4 trillion shortfall for states and potentially dire consequences if they do not change their budget pract...

John Celock

Top Gov Sees Benefits To State Fiscal Report

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

A report released Tuesday shows that states face up to $4 trillion in unfunded liabilities and a host of other fiscal problems. Delaware Gov. Jack ...

John Celock

States Face 'Threats To The Social Order' From Trillions In Worker Payments

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- State finances are teetering with $4 trillion in unfunded liabilities to cover pensions and health care for state workers, along with re...

Richard Ravitch Governor? If Paterson Resigns It Could Happen

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Richard Ravitch, Governor of New York? The prospect of Ravitch becoming governor is a very real possibility, should Gov. David Paterson resign due ...