government http://wrvo.org en Report shows record lobbying in New York state http://wrvo.org/post/report-shows-record-lobbying-new-york-state <p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:31:26 +0000 Karen DeWitt 53864 at http://wrvo.org Report shows record lobbying in New York state Fort Drum civilian workers hit with furloughs, again http://wrvo.org/post/fort-drum-civilian-workers-hit-furloughs-again <p></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 11:40:27 +0000 Joanna Richards 45042 at http://wrvo.org Fort Drum civilian workers hit with furloughs, again DiNapoli calls for changes to federal government rules for same sex couples http://wrvo.org/post/dinapoli-calls-changes-federal-government-rules-same-sex-couples <p>Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is trying to use the power of the pension fund to increase equal rights for same sex married couples, and has written a letter to President Obama.<p>DiNapoli is asking Obama to add a “place of celebration” clause to federal government rules and regulations that define benefits for married couples. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:05:52 +0000 Karen DeWitt 41495 at http://wrvo.org Assembly, attorney general, press for early voting http://wrvo.org/post/assembly-attorney-general-press-early-voting <p>The state’s attorney general and Assembly speaker have proposed an early voting system for New York that they say can improve voter participation and democracy. Wed, 01 May 2013 12:24:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 37090 at http://wrvo.org Assembly, attorney general, press for early voting Cuomo will join talks on upstate cities' fiscal problems http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-will-join-talks-upstate-cities-fiscal-problems <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signaled he will join the discussion between the mayors of upstate New York's biggest cities on how to deal with their looming fiscal struggles. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:01:24 +0000 Ryan Delaney 36682 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo will join talks on upstate cities' fiscal problems Robert Freeman on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/robert-freeman-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt">New York State Government has long had a reputation as a secretive and guarded place.&nbsp; Phrases like “three men in a room” come to mind.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, <span class="il">Grant</span> <span class="il">Reeher</span> speaks with the man charged to make government more open and transparent—Robert Freeman, Executive Director of the State’s Committee on Open Government. </span></font></span></font></p><p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:53:46 +0000 Grant Reeher 30051 at http://wrvo.org Does government have a role in creating the next Willis Carrier? http://wrvo.org/post/does-government-have-role-creating-next-willis-carrier <p>There is a political debate going on this fall about government's role in supporting entrepreneurship and innovation.</p><p>It comes at a time when upstate New York continues to try and reinvent its economy. Small business incubators and accelerator programs are cropping up. The state has also made a major investment in creating a nanotech industry.</p><p>"The narrative that government is important? I don’t believe it’s true," says Carl Schramm. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:20:39 +0000 Ryan Delaney 25802 at http://wrvo.org Does government have a role in creating the next Willis Carrier? Campbell Debate - Increasing taxes on the wealthy http://wrvo.org/post/campbell-debate-increasing-taxes-wealthy <p><span id="ctl00_ctl00_ContentContainer_Content_ListSummary1">The Campbell Public Affairs Institute at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University presents The Campbell Debates, a debate series on timely issues of public importance with a fresh, provocative format.</span><br /> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 16:38:48 +0000 Grant Reeher 14543 at http://wrvo.org Campbell Debate - Increasing taxes on the wealthy Chris Mihm on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/chris-mihm-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt">Public trust in government&mdash;especially the federal government&mdash;is at a modern all-time low point.&nbsp; What are the biggest challenges to a well-run government?&nbsp; What are the best ideas for improving it?&nbsp; Which government agencies are particularly well-run, and which not so well-run?&nbsp; As the Managing Director of the Strategic Issues Team at the U.S. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 17:59:26 +0000 Grant Reeher 9682 at http://wrvo.org Chris Mihm on The Campbell Conversations Jonathan Oberlander on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/jonathan-oberlander-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt">If, like many Americans, you&rsquo;re worried about the future of Medicare, you&rsquo;ll want to listen closely to this conversation about the program and the contentious politics surrounding it.&nbsp; In a very information-rich interview, nationally recognized expert and University of North Carolina professor Jonathan Oberlander breaks down the elements of Medicare, the different proposals to change it, and explains why this huge&mdash;and popular&mdash;government program has become such a political lightning rod in recent years.&n Fri, 04 Nov 2011 22:12:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 8942 at http://wrvo.org Jonathan Oberlander on The Campbell Conversations