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2006 New York Comptroller Candidates Grid


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Candidates

 

Alan Hevesi (D)

Christopher Callaghan (R)


Whoever wins will oversee the state's $140 billion pension fund, and serve as state's fiscal and budgetary watchdog.
What You Already Know:
Has been charged with illegally using taxpayer money to hire a chauffeur for his ailing wife.

Wears a bowtie.
Campaign Finance: Would create a system similar to the city's Opposes contribution limits and public campaign financing
Pensions: "Privatization" plan is too risky for employees. Change to a cheaper, 401 (k) style plan for new employees.
Public Authorities: Would give comptroller authority to review authority contracts Would dissolve irresponsible authorities
Should Effort be Made to Invest Pensions in a Socially Responsible
Way?
Yes, as long as it is still a good investment No, returns should be the only consideration.
Should there be an independent budget office in Albany? Yes No

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