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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:

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. 

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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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NJ Pension Boards Question Wall Street Fees

Friday, April 17, 2015

Trustees say management fees are way up, and the way the state explains them is confusing.

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New York's Budget: Behind the Scenes and the Numbers

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The scramble to meet the budget deadline left lawmakers frustrated and fiscal experts digging for details.

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At Least 12 Injured in 'Gas-Related' Explosion and Fire on 2nd Avenue

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Firefighters expected to be on site all night at the scene of an explosion and fire that tore through 4 buildings on 2nd Avenue near East 7th Street. 

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No Bankruptcy in Atlantic City ... For Now

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

An Emergency Manager appointed by Gov. Chris Christie says the city isn't filing for Chapter 9. But it's a safe bet big budget cuts are coming.

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Atlantic City Residents Await Word On Potential Bankruptcy

Friday, March 20, 2015

Four of Atlantic City's 12 casinos closed last year. Unemployment is up, tax revenue is down, and bond raters say the New Jersey town could go bankrupt.

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Bankruptcy Could Be In The Cards For Atlantic City

Friday, March 20, 2015

Once the place to gamble on the East Coast, the city is struggling to pay its bills and residents are waiting anxiously for what's next.

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Christie's Pension Commission Calls for Compromise

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The commission says the only way New Jersey can pay for its pension and health benefits is if they cost the state less.

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Christie and Union Disagree on Agreement for Pension Reform

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The governor said there was an "unprecedented accord" with the teachers union on reforms to retirement and health benefits. The union said there wasn't.

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Where New York's Budget Windfall Comes Up Short

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Critics worry the governor's proposal for how to spend money from financial settlements with banks doesn't include enough foreclosure relief.

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New York City Budget Sails on Strong Economic Tide

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Higher-than-expected revenues are giving the budget a boost. But the mayor says the good times won't last forever. And fiscal watchdogs wonder if he's doing enough to prepare.

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Snowstorm Sends Chill Through Area Businesses

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The NYC area lost about $300 million in economic activity because of the storm, but it could have been much worse. 

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De Blasio Warns of Historic Blizzard

Monday, January 26, 2015

The mayor says accumulation could hit three feet, with winds gusts of 50 miles an hour, making for one of the nastiest snowstorms on record.

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Big Plans and Trade-Offs in NY Budget

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The $141 billion plan funds education reforms, economic development and infrastructure, but critics say those initiatives come at the expense of others. 

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Cuomo to Call for an AirTrain to LaGuardia

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Gov. Cuomo told a business group he’ll propose a train link to LaGuardia, an overhaul of airports, and improvements to the MTA, roads and bridges.

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Fiscal Watchdogs Eye Price of Cuomo's Plans

Monday, January 19, 2015

Cuomo says it's time to invest in New York's neediest communities, but analysts question how he's crunching the numbers.

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Cuomo Uses Holiday Weekend To Unveil More of His Anti-Poverty Agenda

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Ahead of his budget address, Governor Cuomo is taking key proposals for a test drive.

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