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Andrea Bernstein

Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

Governors Cuomo, Christie Issue Thin Report on Port Authority Reform

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The governors of New York and New Jersey released a preliminary report detailing fixes for the besieged Port Authority. But it mostly restates problems already extensively aired in the wake of Bridgegate.

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Christie's Climate Change

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News, looks at both the way NJ Gov. Christie is negotiating the politics of climate change in the state while seeking national Republican support, plus the investigation into the funding of the Pulaski Skyway repairs by the PA at the governor's insistence and new Bridgegate phone records.

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Exclusive: Logs Show Dozens of Calls Between Former Port Chief & Top Christie Aides

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Gov. Christie’s former top man at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, David Samson, was in frequent contact with top aides at the statehouse during the week lanes were shut down at the George Washington Bridge, newly released documents show.

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Here's the Whole Backstory on the Second Christie Bridge Probe

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The New York Times had some juicy details Tuesday of the Manhattan District Attorney's investigation into the Christie administration's use of Port Authority funds to pay for NJ roads. Among them: a memo trail of legal objections to the move, which may violate bondholder covenants. But on January 16, ...

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Can Chris Christie Keep His State From Sinking?

Monday, June 23, 2014

WNYC

New Jersey is growing hotter, wetter, and sinking faster into the sea than almost any other state in the nation. Yet climate change isn't a topic that the state's governor wants to talk about. 

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This Week in Politics: A Primary Gets Contentious, a Budget Is Not

Saturday, June 21, 2014

WNYC

Democrats bare their teeth and show their lovey-dovey side as a primary in an uptown congressional race gets heated. City Hall delivers the least contentious budget in decades — and the Albany session limps to its finale.

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NJ Transit Now Knows Where to Put Its Trains When a Storm Comes

Thursday, June 12, 2014

WNYC

A year and a half after Sandy, NJ Transit now has a comprehensive plan to handle weather emergencies.

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Christie's Chief of Staff Testifies

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

NJPR reporter Matt Katz and WNYC's Andrea Bernstein talk about Monday's testimony on the George Washington Bridge lane closings by Kevin O'Dowd, Gov. Christie's chief of staff and nominee to be the next New Jersey attorney general. 

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Christie Aide: I Didn't Ask, I Didn't Take Notes, I Don't Recall

Monday, June 09, 2014

WNYC

In day-long testimony before NJ’s legislative Bridgegate panel, Gov. Chris Christie's Chief of Staff Kevin O’Dowd said over and over that he didn’t ask key officials any details of the lane closure scandal.

And when, at last, he did ask questions, he took no notes.

The Bridgegate scandal was coming ...

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This Week in Politics: Crime and Punishment

Saturday, June 07, 2014

WNYC

The balance of power in Albany starts to tilt

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How Many Deaths Does It Take to Redesign an Intersection?

Sunday, June 01, 2014

WNYC

A 25-lane Queens intersection had already claimed one life before 23-year-old Ella Bandes died there last year.

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Speed Cameras Switch Off When Crashes Are at Their Highest

Friday, May 30, 2014

Mayor de Blasio had made upping the number of speed cameras near schools a key part of his push for traffic safety. But a WNYC investigation shows that the most dangerous time to be on the road coincides with the exact hour those cameras shut off.

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This Week in Politics: Cuomo versus Christie

Friday, May 23, 2014

WNYC

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo rallied his party faithful at the state Democratic convention in Long Island, at the same time trying to temper mounting frustration from those on his left. Meanwhile, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took flack this week for never mentioning the state of Israel during a ...

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News Analysis: Andrew Cuomo's 99 Percent

Thursday, May 22, 2014

WNYC

New York's governor has more campaign cash than the governors of several states combined. But less than 1% comes from small donors.

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This Week in Politics: The Politics of Budgets

Saturday, May 10, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio's budget was all good news — which was not the case for Gov. Chris Christie.

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Governor Cuomo Wants Post-Sandy 'Reinvention' of NYC Transit

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

WNYC

With the MTA's next long-range capital plan due in September, Governor Cuomo has weighed in to say it should focus heavily on coping with one factor: "a changing climate."

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"You Can't Trust Anyone"

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

A former Christie staffer, Christina Renna, testified before an investigative committee yesterday - the first time a Christie official has given Bridgegate testimony. Matt Katz, reporter for NJPR explains what we learned from the testimony, including how Bridget Kelly told Renna "you can't trust anyone" after she was fired. Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News, talks about her reporting on what the Bridgegate scandal means for the Port Authority and reform of the bi-state agency.

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Governors Name a Panel of Insiders to 'Reform' Port Authority

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

WNYC

Not on the committee: anyone from academia, a think tank, a watchdog group or with a transportation background.

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The Incredible Sinking Port Authority

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

WNYC

The Port Authority used to get things done, like massive bridges and futuristic airports. So how did a bi-state agency with an $8 billion budget become an emblem of political meddling and dysfunction — and how can a guy named Wally Edge help fix it?

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This Week In Politics: A Union Deal for de Blasio, Questions for Christie

Saturday, May 03, 2014

WNYC

Spring has finally sprung for Mayor Bill de Blasio as he revels in a union deal...while New Jersey Governor Chris Christie faces a yawning budget deficit, more questions on Bridgegate, and the specter of losing support in a presidential primary to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and ...

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