Lunch with the League: Crisis in State Governments
42 states are struggling with deficit budgets. Can states meet their obligations to public pensions, to rising health care costs and to quality public education? Is there a crisis in state funding?
Richard Ravitch will speak to these issues at the League's membership meeting on Wednesday, May 16th. No one is more superbly qualified to do so.
The New York Times has called him “Mr. Fix it”. For good reason. Richard Ravitch has come to the rescue of New York State time and time again. He was involved in the coalition of power brokers which saved New York City from bankruptcy. He served as the head of New York’s Urban Development Corporation, the Metropolitan Transit Authority, Chair of the 1986 -1988 Charter Revision Commission, and most recently, as Lt. Governor in David Paterson’s Administration. Once there, he proposed a solution to resolve another fiscal crisis.
The League honored Mr. Ravitch for his devotion to public service at the annual awards luncheon in 1988. We continue to honor his service and his prodigious contributions to New Yorkers.
The May 16th League meeting is a rare opportunity to hear from an honored guest and expert on what needs to be done for New York to attain financial stability and remain responsible to its obligations.
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