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For Release — Tuesday, December 2, 2003

TWO TOP THINK TANKS ON FISCAL POLICY IN NEW YORK STATE PLAN SYMPOSIUM ON NEW YORK'S PROBLEM OF HIGH TAXES, SPENDING

ALBANY—Two of New York State's leading think tanks on fiscal policy will sponsor a symposium on how and why New York State must reduce its costs of government. The symposium will take place Dec. 11 at the state Capitol in Albany.

The symposium, "It Can Be Done: Attacking the Cost of Government in New York State," is being sponsored by The Public Policy Institute and the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. The Public Policy Institute is the research affiliate of The Business Council of New York State.

The goal of the symposium is to offer information to the public, state lawmakers, and the news media about high taxing and government spending in New York State. The session will run from 10 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in the Assembly parlor at the state Capitol.

The symposium's agenda includes:

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