Jessica Gould appears in the following:
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Friday, May 09, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio is touting a "progressive" budget that reflects his administration's values. But budget watchdogs say some significant costs are being pushed down the road.
Monday, May 05, 2014
Taxes help keep low prices at the pump, but that could pose problems as the state takes on massive debt to pay for transportation projects.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
New Jersey needs to raise its gas tax — or risk running out of funding for future road, bridge and transit improvements, according to a nonprofit policy group.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
In the annual back-and-forth known as the "budget dance," New York City Council is now taking the lead.
The council submitted its response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's nearly $74 billion preliminary budget that outlined its priorities, ranging from universal free lunches in schools, to a new commission to ...
Monday, April 21, 2014
In a new report, New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says the state is in its best fiscal shape in years. It closed out the previous budget cycle with a balance of $2.2 billion, and had millions to set aside in a rainy day fund for the first time since ...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Like Esau, New Jersey's short-term gain to help balance the budget gives up some long-term benefits.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014
Strategic tax cuts are rife in the new budget bill, expected to pass today.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Internet gambling is off to the races, but so far only about $4 million in tax revenue has been raised. That's far short of the $160 million Governor Chris Christie expected. Here’s why the state may have bet too much.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
California is losing entertainment industry jobs—to New York.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.