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Jessica Gould

Jessica Gould covers politics and public finance for WNYC. 

Jessica joined WNYC during election season 2013, pitching in with coverage of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election, Cory Booker’s U.S. Senate race and the New York City mayor’s race. Prior to WNYC, Jessica was a reporter for WAMU 88.5 in Washington, D.C., where she covered local news and produced features for the station and its weekly news magazine Metro Connection. While in Washington, Jessica also wrote a column on arts and nightlife for the Washington City Paper, and reported on community news for The Current. Jessica is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @ByJessicaGould

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New York City's Worst Subway Stations, Ranked

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The 52nd Street Station in Queens needs the most work, according to a budget watchdog group.


Officials: 'We Can't Delay' New Hudson Tunnel

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The meeting between New Jersey's governor, two US Senators, and the US Transportation Secretary comes as the deterioration of Amtrak's Hudson River tunnel is creating a sense of urgency.

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The Need For a New Rail Tunnel

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

As the rail tunnels under the Hudson River continue to deteriorate and transportation delays pile up, public officials can't agree on who will pay for a desperately-needed new tunnel.

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Gov. Christie Talks Tunnel with Feds

Monday, August 17, 2015

With predictions of transportation "Armageddon" coming fast, New Jersey officials are slated to discuss Hudson tunnel financing with federal officials.


In Tunnel Funding Squabble, Schumer Steps In

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A senior lawmaker lends his clout to call for more federal funding to dig under the Hudson River.


Officials Tangle, and Tango, Over Funding for Trans-Hudson Tunnel

Monday, August 10, 2015

Politicians say the tunnel must be built. No one is offering to pick up the tab.


Cuomo's Big Vision for Airports Comes in for Landing, Finally

Friday, July 24, 2015

The governor will be joined by Vice President Biden to unveil a comprehensive vision for New York's airports.


Off to Sleepaway Camp... and Feeling Like a Grownup

Friday, July 24, 2015

For some, sleepaway camp is an important rite of passage. This is the story of young Hannah Kass as she prepares for a summer well beyond the familiar comforts of New York City.

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The New Momentum Behind the Push for Higher Wages

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A New York State wage board has recommended the state's fast food workers be paid a minimum of $15 an hour.

The increase is expected to be phased in over three years in the city, and six years in the rest of the state — if officials approve it.

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Bond Market Braces as Puerto Rico Faces "Not Payable" Debt

Monday, June 29, 2015

Puerto Rico's governor says the island faces a "death spiral" as it confronts $72 billion in debt.


Christie Signs Budget, Vetoes Tax Hikes

Friday, June 26, 2015

Gov. Chris Christie signed a $34 billion budget, but rejected the taxes on millionaires and businesses that Democrats wanted to fund public workers' pensions.


NY to Hire 1,300 Police Officers as Part of $78.5B Budget

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The new officers will cost the city $170 million. The costs will be offset by $70 million in overtime savings.


Puerto Rico's Crisis Makes Waves In New York

Friday, June 12, 2015

Often called the sixth borough, Puerto Rico is in trouble. And with more than a million Puerto Ricans in New York City, what happens there might not t stay there.

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NJ Offers Tax Breaks to Political Donor

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has offered $164 million in tax breaks to a company that contributed to the Republican Governor's Association when Chris Christie was chair.


North Jersey Rolls the Dice on Casinos

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

As its casinos continue to shutter, South Jersey and North Jersey politicians disagree on what should happen in Atlantic City.

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Poll Gives Thumbs Up to Start-Up NY Despite Criticism

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A slim majority of voters say they support Governor Cuomo's Start-Up NY tax-free program for businesses. But critics say it's just hype.

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What de Blasio's Progressive Budget Looks Like

Friday, May 08, 2015

Mayor de Blasio's $78.3 billion spending plan for fiscal year 2016 presents the fullest picture yet of how his administration aims to make good on its main policy goals.

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New Jersey Pension Fight Goes To Court. Again.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Attorneys debated whether the 2011 pension reform law Governor Chris Christie signed is binding. The unions say it is. The administration says it's not. 


Officials Question Fees Public Pensions Pay to Private Managers

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Pension funds in New York and New Jersey pay hundreds of millions of dollars to Wall Street managers who oversee their investments. Critics say that's way too much.

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After 'Accord' NJ Union Pulls Out of Pension Talks

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Governor Chris Christie touted an "unprecedented accord" with the state's largest teachers union on pension reform. The union said there was no deal, and has called off negotiations.

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