Joel Rose appears in the following:
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Gov. Chris Christie is defending the state's $225 million settlement for decades of contamination at two refineries as a "good deal." But Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists say otherwise.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines — 3 to 2 — to approve new net neutrality rules that would regulate access to the Internet more like a public utility.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The FCC votes Thursday on rules that would make Internet providers treat all traffic equally. Big wireless companies say that will make it harder to keep their networks from getting too congested.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
The distinctive music in the movie Birdman will not win an Oscar — in fact, it wasn't even nominated. Like other acclaimed film scores from years past, it didn't comply with academy rules.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
In a speech last week, FBI Director James Comey addressed racial tensions between police and minorities. A new effort in his hometown of Yonkers, N.Y., tries to get officers and young people talking.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
New York's wage board is proposing a boost in the minimum wage for people who work for tips. Some restaurateurs say this could raise labor costs and force them to drop tipping and raise menu prices.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
With gas prices down, a growing number of states are turning to a gas tax increase. New Jersey looks at following suit to fund much-needed projects, but some drivers aren't eager to pay up.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission is proposing major changes to the way it regulates Internet access. Chairman Tom Wheeler believes stronger, utility-style regulations are needed.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission will decide this month whether the Internet should be regulated as a public utility. In speeches, CEOs alternately have predicted a chilling effect or no impact.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
President Obama is urging the Federal Communications Commission to protect the principle of net neutrality. But Republicans presented their own set of rules at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Two large unions have been working without a contract for years. Insiders say stalled negotiations are a big part of the "disrespect" cops say has fueled their recent protests against City Hall.
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
The ongoing work slowdown by the NYPD puts police commissioner William Bratton in a tough spot. Bratton was hired to improve relations between the NYPD and the community, as he's credited with doing in Los Angeles. But first, he will have to ease tensions between city hall and the department's rank-and-file.
Monday, January 05, 2015
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton are touting a decrease in almost all categories of crime in the city in 2014. The praise for the New York Police Department comes amid tensions between city hall and the NYPD's rank and file. It comes a day after hundreds of officers again turned their backs on the mayor at the funeral for one of their own.
Sunday, January 04, 2015
NYPD officer Wenjian Liu will be laid to rest Sunday. Liu and his partner were killed last month. Cops from around the U.S. will attend, and questions remain about how they'll greet Mayor de Blasio.
Thursday, January 01, 2015
It's been months since a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Africa was quarantined by New Jersey's governor upon arrival at Newark airport. But a legacy of confusion about state travel rules remains.
Monday, December 29, 2014
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed new graduates of the city's police academy on Monday. It was awkward timing for a mayor who's struggling to rebuild trust with the NYPD's rank and file after two officers were shot in their squad car earlier this month.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The New York mayor asked protesters to stay off the streets until two murdered police officers can be buried. But demonstrators insist there's no connection between the killings and their protests.
Monday, December 22, 2014
On Monday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke to an audience of police officers for the first time since the head of the city's largest police union said de Blasio had "blood on his hands" for the recent killing of two police officers.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The Department of Justice is following through on its threat to sue the New York City over conditions at the notorious Rikers Island jail. The lawsuit announced today comes months after a scathing DOJ report that found a "culture of violence" against adolescent inmates at Rikers.
Monday, December 15, 2014
In New York, the state's attorney general wants the power to appoint special prosecutors in cases of killings by police. But many police officers and DAs don't like the idea.