Wednesday February 1, 2017 from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM EST
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Alfred E. Smith State Office Building 
80 S. Swan Street, Room 115
Albany, NY 12210

Parking: there is metered parking on State Street and Washington Avenue near the Smith Building. Two hour free parking tends to open up at noon on Chestnut Street and Lancaster Street.

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Peter Finn, Chair 
State Academy for Public Administration (SAPA) 

 A Candid Conversation
Federal-State Relations
Post the 2016 Elections

Please join the State Academy for Public Administration (SAPA) on February 1st for a Candid Conversation about post election State-Federal Relations. This event is being co-sponored by the NYS Political Science Association, and the Nelson A. Rockefeller of Government.

Veteran state government watchers Frank Mauro and Robert Ward will lead a lively exchange on the outlook for federalism and intergovernmental relations in America under the incoming Presidential Administration.

  • What have been the cumulative effects of the Bush-Obama years for the states? 
  • What has the new President signaled for policies affecting the states in general and New York State in particular? 

Please bring (and share) your insights on what needs to be changed in federal-state relations based on your working experience. Let us start to build a bottom-up composite picture of the impact of federal-state relations on New York State agencies and how those relations can be improved from a state perspective.

The moderator is Stephen Schechter, Professor at Russell Sage College and Vice President of the Center for the Study of Federalism. Frank Mauro is a public service professor at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, and former Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute and former Deputy Director of the Rockefeller Institute of Government. Robert B. Ward is the author of the widely acclaimed book, New York State Government, now in its second edition, published by the Rockefeller Institute Press. He is a former member of the State Academy of Public Administration's Board of Directors.
This is an opportunity to lend your voice to this timely and important topic! Seating is limited, so RSVP below:

Note:  Feel free to bring a bag lunch.  There is a nice cafeteria in the Alfred E. Smith Building where you can take out food.