This Week in Politics: Christie's up, and De Blasio gets his first major bill passed.
Snow created problems on both sides of the Hudson this week: for Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was forced to acknowledge that "more could have been done" when it came to snow removal; and for Chris Christie, whose inaugural party had to be cancelled. The Governor delivered his inaugural address even as FBI agents began to investigate a second allegation of abuse of power — this one over a Hoboken development deal and Sandy aid.
WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin and New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon break it all down.
For Governor Chris Christie, having David Wildstein as his director of interstate capital projects meant more than causing traffic jams for uncooperative Democrats in Fort Lee. It meant controlling billions of dollars that could be spent in ways that served Christie's national ambitions.
The roiling controversy surrounding Gov. Chris Christie's appointees at the Port Authority claims another resignation; Christie sits down with reporters; and Mayor Elect Bill de Blasio names another government veteran, this one to be the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. WYNC's Andrea Bernstein breaks it all down with New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon and City Hall reporter Brigid Bergin.
A busy week for two Mayors and two Governors. Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg and incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio — all four had their reasons for running from the media and embracing us, for ducking questions and for answering them wholeheartedly. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin and New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon break it all down.
The Bloomberg administration enters its waning days as Chris Christie gets ready to assume a national post — and from towers near grand central terminal to traffic on the George Washington Bridge, WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin, and New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon break it all down.
A great source of protein is coming to a backyard near you as millions of cicadas are beginning to emerge from their 17-year incubation.
Many of the problems encountered in the aftermath of Sandy in the badly hit areas of Bergen County were explored Monday by the New Jersey Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
In New Jersey, residents prepared for Hurricane Sandy as the governor declared a state of emergency on Saturday.
The New Jersey Assembly held hearings Wednesday on the Christie administration's programs to reduce foreclosures in the state. The hearings focused on $300 million in aid from the federal government that was intended to help homeowners facing foreclosure.