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Welcome to — April 22, 2011

Welcome to! Take heart. Cope with budget deficits. But don’t forget forward investing. That’s the message of both columns this week. Mine takes off themes of the New York area’s best-ever attended Regional Assembly last week and includes quotes from an interview with Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy — a a voice of reason and balance in this cantankerous season). The guest column by Peter Goldmark, himself a veteran of such posts as budget director of New York State, setting the stage for all states.