Richard Ravitch is the former New York State Lt. Governor and Co-chair of the State Budget Crisis Task Force. Ravitch joins us to talk about the task force that he and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker convened and the gloomy picture for state governments.
Drastic cuts and structural overhauls may be in the future for states with troubled finances. New York’s Lt. Governor Richard Ravitch talks about his proposed plan to reshape the state’s budget process. And Jon Shure, from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, gives us an update on state budget ...
The March 25th deadline looms large for the MTA. Richard Ravitch, head of the Ravitch Commission, talks about why he stands by his MTA rescue plan despite opposition in the State Senate. Also, WNYC's Beth Fertig on the hot-button issues of mayoral control. Plus, March weekly guest Simon Johnson explains ...
Richard Ravitch, principal in Ravitch, Rice & Co and former chair of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, reviews the proposals of the commission he chaired to get the MTA on sound financial footing.
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