NEC Hosts Former New York Governor George Pataki
New England College hosted former New York Governor George Pataki in a
series of ECON-101 Town Hall meetings on May 24. Governor Pataki discussed the
national budget, taxes, and spending. The one-hour program included a
presentation by Governor Pataki and questions from the audience.
The ECON-101 series of Town Hall meetings provides an opportunity for political leaders to discuss their economic plan for America. The events are sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement at New England College.
George Pataki began his career in public service as the Mayor of Peekskill, New York, and served in the New York State Legislature for ten years. His run for Governor in 1994 unseated three-term incumbent Mario Cuomo. Pataki served three terms as Governor of New York from 1995 to 2007. As Governor, Pataki created one of the first State Homeland Security Offices in the country. He also initiated the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) aimed at regulating and reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. From 2010-2011, Pataki served as chairman of Revere America, a nonprofit organization seeking to repeal the health care reform law instituted by President Barack Obama. He is currently the chair of the organization No American Debt focused on raising awareness of the country’s $14.3 trillion debt. His visit to New Hampshire will launch the organization’s grassroots efforts in the state.