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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

Jessica Gould appears in the following:

NYC Seeks to Block Property Tax Challenge

Monday, July 28, 2014

Some housing advocates called it the biggest challenge to New York City's property tax system in years. Now the city and state are seeking to dismiss it. 

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'Late Show' and Colbert Will Stay in NYC

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The 'Late Show' and Stephen Colbert will stay right where they are, in New York.

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Three's the Charm for NY Debt Upgrades

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rating agency Standard & Poor's is giving a positive review of how New York state is managing its debt. It's the third agency to do so.

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Christie May Cut Pension Benefits for Younger Workers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

But workers are protesting the possible cuts.

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LIRR Deal Reflects National Trends on Health Care

Thursday, July 17, 2014

WNYC

Workers will start paying a portion of their salaries for health care premiums for the first time.

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Families Weigh Trips to Israel Amid Violence

Sunday, July 13, 2014

It's the time of year that thousands of young Jewish Americans, many of them from the New York City area, head to Israel.

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Hundreds Mourn Firefighter Killed in Brooklyn Blaze

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lt. Gordon "Matt" Ambelas, a firefighter for 14 years, died on Saturday from severe burns and smoke inhalation while searching a one-bedroom unit for survivors in Williamsburg.

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Decrepit Port Authority Bus Terminal Gets a Little Extra Money

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

After a barrage of complaints from commuters and lawmakers, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced it will spend $90 million to make improvements to its aging bus terminal on Manhattan's West Side.

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'HealthPlex' Debuts Across From Old St. Vincent's Site

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

WNYC

It’s an E.R. without a hospital. HealthPlex will offer 24-hour emergency care, outpatient surgery, and a range of specialists, but it won’t allow patients to stay overnight.

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Watchdog to NY: Don't Waste Your Windfall

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

WNYC

BNP Paribas' settlement to resolve charges it processed transactions for clients in Sudan and Iran includes some $4 billion for New York state and its localities. And budget watchers warn the money should be invested — not used to plug budget holes.

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Christie Signs Budget, Defies Democrats on Pension and Taxes

Monday, June 30, 2014

WNYC

"Balanced and responsible," or a plan that will hurt working families?

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NJ Judge Rules in Favor of Christie's Pension Plan

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A New Jersey judge has ruled that Gov. Chris Christie can follow through with his plan to reduce the state's contributions to public workers' pension funds.

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NJ Budget Dance Continues

Monday, June 23, 2014

Democrats take the lead, offering a deal that would increase taxes and maintain pension payments.

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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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Handshake and a Hug Between Mayor and Council on Budget Deal

Friday, June 20, 2014

Budget watchdogs are warning that maintaining this level of spending will be hard if the city's economy faces a setback.

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Are Property Taxes Making Your Rent Too High?

Monday, June 16, 2014

New York City's complicated system taxes rental buildings at a higher rate than co-ops and condos. Jessica Gould explains a lawsuit brought by two renters who say that the system is discriminatory and talks about how the different rates might be discouraging

 

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Is the Rent Too Damn High ... Because of Property Taxes?

Monday, June 16, 2014

New York City's property tax system is notoriously complicated. Now a lawsuit says it's also discriminatory.

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Buying the City Budget

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The city got good news from the bond rating agencies on the mayor's first budget. Maria Doulis, director of city studies for the Citizens Budget Commission, and WNYC reporter Jessica Gould talk about the budget and the ongoing negotiations with the remaining public worker unions, the City Council and Albany lawmakers. 

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NYC Budget Tests Mayor's Bonds with Wall Street

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The city's bonds are getting good ratings, but some investors are still worried.

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Online Gambling In The Garden State Gets Off To A Slow Start

Thursday, May 15, 2014

New Jersey legalized online gambling in 2013, expecting a big windfall in tax revenue, but it has earned less than $8 million so far. What's gone wrong with New Jersey's big bet?

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