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Gerald Benjamin '65, Distinguished Professor of political science and director of the Center for Research, Regional Education, and Outreach at State University of New York at New Paltz, is the co-author of a new book published by SUNY Press, titled Tales from the Sausage Factory: Making Laws in New York State.

Benjamin teamed with Daniel L. Feldman, a former state legislator, to write the volume that, according to publishers, shows "how New York's legislature was once the nation's model professional legislature, and how it might recover from its present level of dysfunction."

Recipient of an Alumni Citation in 2001, Benjamin earned his St. Lawrence degree in government. He served as an elected member of the Ulster County legislature between 1981 and 1993, and is a 1991 recipient of the New York State/United University Professions Excellence Award. He has written or edited 14 books or monographs as well as numerous government reports and articles.

More: SUNY Press Web site

Posted: September 23, 2010


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