Jessica Gould

Jessica Gould appears in the following:

NY and NJ Pensions Sticking with Hedge Funds ... For Now

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

California's pension fund says it will end its investments in hedge funds because they're too complicated and charge too much. But New York and New Jersey aren't following suit.


NJ Gets Record Number of Downgrades Under Christie

Thursday, September 11, 2014

As S&P and Fitch both lower New Jersey's bond rating, agencies say the state's difficulty balancing its budget, heavy debt burden, and growing pension liability are cause for concern.

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Central Park Five Get $41 Million

Friday, September 05, 2014

The wrongly-convicted men will get $1 million for each year they spent in prison.


Christie Argues His Own Pension Law Is Unconstitutional

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Governor Chris Christie has a new defense for cutting New Jersey's contribution to the state pension fund: that his own pension law is unconstitutional.

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Cuomo Stumps, Finally, As Challenger Dances

Monday, September 01, 2014

Governor Cuomo, who is running for re-election, made his first campaign-style appearance in months at the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn.

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Are NJ's New, Riskier, 'Alternative Investments' a Good Idea?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Jersey is putting more pension money into private companies, real estate and hedge funds.

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NJ Budget Diversions Drive Some Green Businesses into the Red

Friday, August 15, 2014

Since taking office, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has used more than $1 billion in environmental funds to plug budget holes.

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NJ Budgeting Gets Low Marks

Thursday, August 07, 2014

After facing a series of shortfalls in recent years, New Jersey is getting low marks on its revenue forecasts

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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. 


'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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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 ter...

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

Tuesday, July 08, 2014


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.


Watchdog to NY: Don't Waste Your Windfall

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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 ...

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Christie Signs Budget, Defies Democrats on Pension and Taxes

Monday, June 30, 2014


"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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