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Jessica Gould

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New Jersey's Pension Problem: Part Deux

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Governor Christie has presented the largest budget in New Jersey state history.  The $34.5 billion spending plan has no tax increases and the largest payout yet for retired state workers' benefits.  The governor called those growing costs a "looming crisis" for the state, and has pledged to tackle it. Again.

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Red Carpet Treatment: A Tax Credit for the Tonight Show

Monday, February 17, 2014

After decades in California the "Tonight Show" is back in New York City and will make its debut this evening. Like many TV programs and movies, the show benefits from tax incentives to film in New York. In this case, one tailor-made for the program. 

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To Solve Union Woes, Retirement Fund is Tempting

Friday, February 14, 2014

Budget watchdogs say it would be a big mistake for Mayor de Blasio to use funds set aside for retiree health benefits when hammering out new contracts with city workers.

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De Blasio Unveils First Budget, Faces 'Unprecedented' Labor Contract Situation

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

De Blasio said Wednesday his priorities include universal, full-day pre-kindergarten; an inspector general for the NYPD; and enforcement of the paid sick leave act.

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Stringer to Apple: Protect Our Assets

Monday, February 10, 2014

Activist investor Carl Icahn is abandoning his proposal for a $50 billion buyback from Apple. The news comes as the heads of some state and city pension funds called on the company's shareholders to vote against the plan.

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In Election Year, Cuomo Offers Lower Verrazano Tolls

Thursday, February 06, 2014

If the MTA approves Governor Cuomo's proposal, some Staten Island residents and businesses would pay less to cross the bridge.

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Comptroller Puts Brakes on 311 Contract

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

A contract signed in the last days of the Bloomberg administration to overhaul the city's information hotline is getting a second look. The company, CGI, is the contractor widely blamed for the botched federal healthcare website.

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Christie's Other Problem: NJ's Crushing Debt

Friday, January 24, 2014

Governor Chris Christie is facing the biggest political battle of his administration, with investigations into lane closures on the George Washington Bridge and the distribution of aid after Sandy. But there may be an even bigger challenge looming. A new report says a crushing level of debt puts New Jersey dead last for fiscal solvency.

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To Bond or Not To Bond? Cuomo's Budget Asks the Question

Monday, January 20, 2014

Budget analysts are asking why Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to pay to overhaul New York’s classrooms by issuing $2 billion in debt while also cutting taxes by the same amount.

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Can NYS Afford $2 Billion in Tax Cuts?

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to cut more than $2 billion in taxes for New Yorkers.

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Expanding Medicaid, But Limited Care Options

Friday, January 03, 2014

As millions of people get healthcare coverage through the Medicaid expansion, will there be enough doctors to go around? WNYC reporters Jessica Gould and Fred Mogul discuss this change through the Affordable Care Act, as well as the news today (reported in Science) that when Medicaid expanded in Oregon, emergency room use went up -- not down.

Doctors: do you accept Medicare/Medicaid? Why or why not? And patients: are you finding doctors that do accept Medicare/Medicaid? Call in and tell us at 212-433-9692, or leave your comment below. 

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Staffers Say Goodbye To Mayor Bloomberg

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Scores of staffers lined the steps of City Hall to say goodbye to Mayor Michael Bloomberg tonight.

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Dead Man Voting: Report Finds Fraud Potential at NYC Board of Election

Monday, December 30, 2013

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A six-month investigation has uncovered nepotism, lax protection against voter fraud, and instances of political influence at the city's Board of Elections.

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Medicaid Expanding in New Jersey, But Who Will Have Access?

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Jersey has the lowest percentage of doctors who take Medicaid patients, and researchers say the state needs at least 1,000 more primary care doctors to meet the needs of new patients.

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Abner Louima Police Brutality Prosecutor to be de Blasio's Corporation Counsel

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Zachary Carter was the first African American to serve as U.S Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, de Blasio said, where he cracked down on the mafia, gangs and human trafficking.

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A Last-Minute Push for Health Care in New Jersey

Monday, December 23, 2013

Today is the deadline for people to enroll in health care coverage that begins Jan. 1.

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Gladys Carrión to Lead Administration for Chidren's Services

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has chosen Gladys Carrión, a state official known for her juvenile justice reform efforts, to lead the city's Administration for Children's Services.

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With Insurance Company Approval, New Jerseyans Can Extend Canceled Health Plans

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New Jersey residents will be able to extend canceled health plans for another year under the Affordable Care Act, as long as their insurance companies agree.

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Insurance Canceled in NJ? We Found a Workaround

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Earlier this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York was unlikely to implement the “fix” President Obama proposed for his troubled Affordable Care Act legislation. In New Jersey, there hasn't been any official statement yet about what will happen to the thousands of policyholders who've received letters saying their insurance will be canceled in January. But there is an option. It's called early renewal.

 

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Mayoral Transition Tent 'Occupies' Familiar Ground

Monday, November 18, 2013

Two years ago, Occupy Wall Street activists were arrested for trying to take over a parcel of land in downtown Manhattan. Now, the same lot is home to Talking Transition, two weeks of events designed to give everyday New Yorkers insight and input into the next administration.

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