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

Jessica Gould appears in the following:

Calls for Vigilance after Borough Park Gas Blast

Sunday, October 04, 2015

The cause of a gas explosion in Brooklyn is still not confirmed, but local leaders say New Yorkers should be quick to report any possible gas leaks.


Our Infrastructure Woes

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

WNYC's Jessica Gould explains what it would cost to fix our trains, tunnels, airports & roads, and why the money to do that is so elusive despite the public understanding the need.

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The $800 Billion Ticket to Get Us to 2040

Monday, September 28, 2015

Experts say it will cost $400 billion over 25 years just to maintain the transportation infrastructure we have. To make it a lot better, we may have to pay twice that.

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Christie and Cuomo Promise $10B Towards Massive Hudson Tunnel

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Facing pressure from Washington, New York and New Jersey agree to pay for half the expected cost to dig their way out of the region's transit nightmare.


New Football Stadium? No. New Neighborhood? Sort of. New Subway Station? Yes.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The long-sought dream of the Bloomberg administration to develop Manhattan's Far West Side takes a big step forward this weekend.
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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.

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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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