Consolidation

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May 8, 2013

Consolidation is a hot topic these days, one being pushed by Governor Cuomo as a possible solution to the fiscal crisis many local municipalities find themselves in. Whether discussing the consolidation of small towns and villages, or the merger of school districts, residents across New York State are divided on the issue.  Some believe that it could help lower the fiscal burden of the state.  Critics claim that consolidation will not save much money, and that community identity could be irrevocably lost in the process.

Crystal Sarakas hosts.

Guests: 
Tom Sinclair, Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration, Binghamton University
Ken Kamlet, co-chair of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Consolidation Committee