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Forums and Events - Conversation with Lt. Gov. Ravitch (Video: Ravitch & Ward), Dec. 9, 2010

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Richard Ravitch, with Robert Ward

The New York State Lieutenant Governor, answering questions
from the Rockefeller Institute's Deputy Director

A Conversation with Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch

December 9, 2010

This Institute forum was Lieutenant Governor Ravitch’s final public appearance in Albany while serving in office. Answering questions from Institute Deputy Director Robert Ward, the Lieutenant Governor repeated his previous warnings about the state’s structural budget gap. Elected leaders in New York and other states must make politically risky choices involving spending, taxes and public-employee pensions if the states are to maintain higher education, transportation and other essential services in coming years, Lieutenant Governor Ravitch said.

Video: Introduction by Rockefeller Institute Director Thomas Gais
Video: Richard Ravitch opening remarks
Question-and-Answer session