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Peter G. Peterson Foundation: New Report Details Threats to State Finances

Posted on July 19th, 2012 · Posted in Press & News

The State Budget Crisis Task Force, led by former New York Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker, today released the first-ever comprehensive report.. Read more

Reuters: MuniLand: The State Budget Crisis Task Force weighs in

Posted on July 19th, 2012 · Posted in Press & News

Much as the Simpson-Bowles report aspired to be the foremost guide to reducing the federal deficit, the Volcker-Ravitch report on the state budget crisis that was released yesterday hopes to.. Read more

Huffington Post: State Budget Crisis: Alice Rivlin Stresses Need For Intergovernmental Relations

Posted on July 19th, 2012 · Posted in Press & News

Former Federal Reserve Vice Chairwoman Alice Rivlin, a member of the budget crisis task force, told The Huffington Post that the former Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations served as a.. Read more

The Journal News: Former lieutenant governor analyzes states’ finances

Posted on July 19th, 2012 · Posted in Press & News

Former Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch, a financial consultant who recently helped the city of Yonkers to get its finances in order, spoke at a Washington, D.C., event today about financial.. Read more

The Dallas Morning News: Texas faces “fiscal stress” and “hard decisions” going forward, state budget task force says

Posted on July 19th, 2012 · Posted in Press & News

States, including Texas, can’t continue down the same fiscal path of “budget gimmicks” and exploding health care spending, a former chairman of the Federal Reserve and a one-time lieutenant governor.. Read more

Capitol Confidential: Ravitch, Volcker unveil report on state budget crisis

Posted on July 19th, 2012 · Posted in Press & News

Former Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch and former Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker on Tuesday released their report on the fiscal crisis facing the states, an analysis that focuses on New.. Read more

Syracuse: Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch says large states like New York facing financial woes

Posted on July 19th, 2012 · Posted in Press & News

Syracuse — Some of the nation’s largest states, including New York, face financial crises in coming years because healthcare and pension costs are outstripping local tax revenues and federal subsidies,.. Read more

The Wall Street Journal: Market Watch: State budget crisis seen lasting

Posted on July 19th, 2012 · Posted in Press & News

The State Budget Crisis Task Force — an independent group led by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and former New York Lieutenant Gov. Richard Ravitch — said rising Medicaid.. Read more

Los Angeles Times: Corporate and state pension funds face shortfalls, reports say

Posted on July 19th, 2012 · Posted in Press & News

SACRAMENTO — Corporate and public pension funds across the country are seriously underfunded, threatening the retirement security of workers and straining the already tapped finances of state and local governments,.. Read more

Politico 44: Ravitch: Not enough real deficit talk from Obama or Romney

Posted on July 19th, 2012 · Posted in Press & News

States are in crisis, local governments are quickly running out of money and the federal government isn’t actively addressing the problem, but Dick Ravitch — who helped engineer the fiscal.. Read more