RYE, N.Y. -- The Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester League of Women Voters' Dec. 5 forum titled "Detroit is Bankrupt: Could It Happen Here?" is now available online.
Questions discussed are as follows:
- What are the causes of state and local municipal fiscal problems?
- What role has NY state played in causing such fiscal problems?
- What are the immediate and long-term effects upon residents?
- What options are available to municipalities to cure fiscal problems?
Panelists include the following:
Elizabeth Lynam, vice president and director of state studies, Citizens Budget Commission
E. J. McMahon, president, Empire Center for Public Policy
James A. Parrott, deputy director and chief economist, Fiscal Policy Institute
Richard Ravitch, former New York lieutenant governor of New York. co-chair, State Budget Crisis Task Force.