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Janet Babin

Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News

Janet Babin appears in the following:

New NJ Min Wage Hikes: Good for Workers; Bad for the Economy?

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie won re-election by about 60 percent. Voters simultaneously approved an economic measure he vehemently opposed by about the same margin. It will raise the state's hourly minimum wage by one dollar to $8.25.

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Christie Runs on Rocky Economic Record

Sunday, November 03, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie is making his case for re-election, in part, by portraying himself as a savior of New Jersey's economy. Here's an examination of his biggest economic development program.

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One Year After Sandy: Lessons Learned, Challenges Ahead

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It's one year since Hurricane Sandy battered the region. WNYC editor Matthew Schuerman and reporter Janet Babin discuss where we've been over the last year, including things that have changed and things that haven't but should. Plus, your calls: What lessons did we learn over the last year, and what comes next? Call 212-433-9692 or post below.

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Sandy Minute-by-Minute: At 12 PM, Cleaning and Cleaning

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WNYC

Ileana Ingram of Ortley Beach, New Jersey, most remembers Sandy when it's time to clean her house. 

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More Federal Funds for Sandy-Slammed Region

Monday, October 28, 2013

WNYC

In time for the one-year anniversary of one of the most devastating storms to hit New York City, federal officials are announcing a second round of funding to assist Sandy victims. But the first round has yet to be spent.

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One Year Since Sandy, Little has Changed on Fielder Avenue, Ortley Beach

Thursday, October 24, 2013

WNYC

One Year After Sandy, Ortley Beach Still Suffers

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Low Turnout Expected in New Jersey Senate Race

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

WNYC

An off day in October, combined with the fact that voters will be back at the polls in three weeks, is expected to tamp down turnout in Wednesday's election for U.S. Senate in New Jersey.

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Despite Support of Shutdown, Lonegan Attracts Moderate Voters

Friday, October 11, 2013

WNYC

Republican Steve Lonegan is closing in on Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker's lead in the race to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat — despite New Jersey's reputation for supporting more moderate GOP candidates.

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An Update in the Battle Over Dunes

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Governor Chris Christie is taking steps to force Jersey shore homeowners to allow sand dune construction on their beachfront properties.

He issued an executive order to start legal action against about 1000 oceanfront property owners who've refused to assign a strip of their beach front to the state.

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New Warnings About Salt Water

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The corrosive effect of salt water is being blamed for damage to infrastructure in the aftermath of Sandy - - from the subway lines in Manhattan, to the Seaside boardwalk in New Jersey. WNYC's Janet Babin reports, property owners there were warned that equipment submerged in salt water should be replaced.

She says, "We do know that New Jersey issued a letter to everyone affected by the storm a few months after the storm, that gave guidance for what to do with electrical systems in the aftermath of Sandy and that letter said any equipment or receptacles that were submerged did have to be replaced within 90 days."

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The Hidden Enemy Sandy Left Behind

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WNYC

Almost 11 months after Sandy, the corrosive effects of saltwater remain a very real danger. And that's had an effect on all kinds of local infrastructure, from the boardwalks in seaside towns in New Jersey to the subway lines in Manhattan.

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In Comptroller's Race, Money Can't Buy (Enough) Votes

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Despite outspending his Democratic rival about 5 to 1, disgraced ex-New York Governor Eliot Spitzer came up short in his bid to become New York City's next Comptroller.

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Quinn Has Most Cash in Case of Runoff

Monday, September 09, 2013

WNYC

As the primary campaign winds down, Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn has about eight times as much money remaining in her primary campaign account compared to front-runner Bill de Blasio, and even more compared to rival Democrat Bill Thompson.

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After Summer: Sandy Check-In

Friday, September 06, 2013

We check in on several shore towns to see how the first summer after Sandy fared for business and tourism. WNYC reporter Janet Babin talks about how some towns along the Jersey Shore experienced a 40% drop-off in tourism business and decodes what this means about recovery from the storm’s damage. We'll also hear firsthand from business owners Terence Tubridy, co-owner of Bungalow Bar and Restaurant in Rockaway Beach, and Laura Mercogliano, owner and general manager of The Palms Hotel Fire Island as well as other Fire Island businesses in Ocean Beach.

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The Jersey Shore's Summer That Wasn't

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

WNYC

Despite $5.57 billion in federal disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Sandy, Seaside Heights and other nearby towns experienced a 40 percent drop-off in tourism-related businesses this summer.

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Jersey Shore Feels Summertime Blues After Sandy

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Labor Day weekend marks the close of the official summer season on the Jersey Shore. But for some towns, it's like the summer never really began. Destruction from Hurricane Sandy last October kept tourists away. Some towns are still struggling to rebuild. Businesses that rely on seasonal visitors for much of their yearly take are wondering if they'll be around next year.

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Spitzer Downsizes Image in Bid for NYC Comptroller

Thursday, August 29, 2013

WNYC

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is working to integrate his widespread name recognition and larger-than-life persona into his campaign for the more detail-oriented, smaller role of New York City comptroller.

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5 Things to Watch at the 2013 U.S. Open

Monday, August 26, 2013

WNYC

The last grand slam event of the tennis season began Monday right here in New York City.

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Spitzer and Stringer Face Off

Thursday, August 22, 2013

WNYC

The two Democratic candidates hoping to become the city's next comptroller picked at each other as they outlined their visions during a debate aired on CBS television and radio on Thursday night.

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Betting on the Next Catastrophe

Monday, August 19, 2013

WNYC

Brisk sales of a relatively new financial instrument called a catastrophe bond could help governments pay for disasters.

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