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Baruch Hosts Peter F. Vallone, Sr. Seminar on New York City/State Relations, Feb. 7

The Peter F. Vallone seminar on New York City/State relations will air on CUNY-TV on Wednesday 2/21 at 7am 1pm 11:30pm and again on Saturday 2/24 at 4pm.

Judging by the title of the upcoming Peter F. Vallone, Sr. Seminars in Government panel discussion at Baruch’s School of Public Affairs, tensions between Manhattan’s City Hall and the state government in Albany are part and parcel of New York history. On Wednesday, February 7, current and former leaders from city and state government, including former US Senator Alfonse D’Amato, former New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall, Citizens Budget Commission President Diana Fortunata, and former New York City Deputy Mayor Marc Shaw, will explore the roots of the friction and suggest methods to improve the contentious relationship.

Titled “‘Odious and Oppressive’: New York City/State Relations”, the panel draws its name from former New York City mayor (1855-1858, 1860-1863) Fernando Wood’s description of frictions between city and state government. Recent skirmishes over education funding and equitable tax revenue distribution have resurrected debates about the issue.

The discussion takes place on Wednesday, February 7 in Baruch's Newman Conference Center, 151 East 25th Street, 7th floor. A continental breakfast will be served at 8 AM, with the panel beginning at 8:30 AM and continuing until 10:30 AM. Attendees should RSVP by calling 646-660-6851 or e-mailing

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