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Richard Yeh

Producer, WNYC News

Richard Yeh appears in the following:

Queens Residents on December Blizzard: The City Failed Us

Friday, January 21, 2011

WNYC

New Yorkers' discontent with the city's inadequate response to the December blizzard continues. A City Council hearing at Queens Borough Hall Friday had residents lining up to describe how they were stranded in their homes for days, with unplowed streets, uncollected garbage, stranded busses and ambulances that did not reach the ailing in time to help. Here are some of their stories.

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Bloomberg Delivers 10th State of the City Speech

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

At his tenth State of the City address, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the state of city is strong, but progress is not inevitable — it is up to us to create it.

Bloomberg also warned that the most severe budget cuts are ahead, due to unfunded mandates and pension benefits with no expected extra help from Albany or Washington this year.

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Housing Policy Face Lift Means City 'Won't Wait' for Complaints, Says Quinn

Thursday, January 13, 2011

WNYC

The city will no longer wait for rundown buildings to become unlivable before intervening, according to Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

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NY Mayor, Congressman Seek to Enforce and Strengthen Gun Laws

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

WNYC

Rep. Peter King (R-NY3) says he will introduce legislation to toughen gun laws in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, where a lone gunman killed six people and injured 14, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

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Snow and Tell: City Shows Off New Storm Response Gadgets

Friday, January 07, 2011

WNYC

The snow may not be sticking to the ground, but the city wants the public to know that it has made improvements to its snow response.

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City Reaches Deal to Avoid Overnight Fire Company Closures

Thursday, January 06, 2011

WNYC

The planned overnight closings of 20 fire companies in New York City have been spared, for now, thanks to a budget deal reached between Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council.

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Cuomo Talks Rebuilding Empire at State of the State Address

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

In his first State of the State address on Wednesday afternoon, Govenor Andrew Cuomo laid out his plans for reorganizing New York state government, closing the $10 billion budget deficit, and acting on a host of progressive social issues.

He said streamlining government and taking on the deficit go hand in hand. "This is not just a budget exercise," Cuomo said. "This is a fundamental realignment for the state. You can't make up these savings over this period of time through a cutting or trimming exercise. We need to reorganize government agencies and redesign our approach, because the old way wasn't working anyway."

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WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, January 03, 2011

The New York Times' David Sanger discusses what's facing President Obama and the new 112th Congress in the new year.

New York 2010: The Year In Sound

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

WNYC

Before the year 2010 fades out with the melting snow, it's worth taking a few moments to think about the events of the past 12 months. Here in the New York area we've had intense political squabbles, a continued economic downturn, transit hikes, a tornado -- and it all began with a cataclysmic event overseas that affected thousands of New Yorkers. Revisit the full year in sound in the montage here, and be sure to watch the slideshow below to relive some of New York's key political moments of 2010.

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AG-Elect Schneiderman: Now Hiring

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

WNYC

Eric Schneiderman, the man who will succeed Andrew Cuomo as New York’s Attorney General come January, says he’s seeking to build on the work of his predecessors rather than attempting a “reinvention” of the office.

At an announcement held at the NYU Law School Monday, Schneiderman said his transition committee’s main mission is to recruit top legal talent to make the office of the attorney general the “best public interest law firm in the nation,” and to advise him on policy.

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Two Congressional Races in New York Remain Too Close to Call

Monday, November 08, 2010

WNYC

The campaign of Long Island Rep. Tim Bishop, a Democrat, is calling for a manual recount of ballots in his contest with Republican Randy Altshuler, while the New York congressional race between Tea Party-backed Republican Ann Buerkle and Rep. Dan Maffei remains too close to call.

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Still Waiting: Final NY Senate Tally Could Take Weeks

Friday, November 05, 2010

It could be weeks before we find out the balance of power in the New York State Senate.

Three races – all of which are currently held by Democrats – are still too close to call in the narrowly-divided legislative body, and results won't be decided until after thousands of absentee ballots are counted beginning next week.

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Gillibrand, DioGuardi Square Off in First Debate of Senate Campaign

Friday, October 15, 2010

From health care, to tax cuts, to foreign policy, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and her Republican challenger, Joe DioGuardi, found little to agree on in their first debate of the campaign, at WABC-TV's studios on Friday afternoon.

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An Insider's Guide to the New York Primaries

Monday, September 13, 2010

On September 14, New Yorkers vote in primary elections that will determine the final slates for federal, state and local races this November. If you are a registered voter in New York and have a designated political party affiliation, you can vote in your party’s primary elections. Or if you're not sure whether you're registered, don't know who represents you, and have no idea where to go come Tuesday, fear not. We can help.

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Insider's Guide to NY Primary

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

On September 14, New Yorkers vote in primary elections that will determine the final slates for federal, state and local races this November. If you are a registered voter in New York and have a designated political party affiliation, you can vote in your party’s primary elections. Or if you're not sure whether you're registered, don't know who represents you, and have no idea where to go come Tuesday, fear not. We can help. 

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Two Terms or Three? Voters Will Get to Decide

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

City voters will get to decide in November whether to restore a two-term limit for elected officials or keep the current three-term cap put in place in 2008. Last night, after months of public hearings, the mayor's Charter Revision Commission finalized the questions that will go on the general election ballot this November.

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Two Terms or Three? Voters Will Get to Decide

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New York City's Charter Revision Commission on Monday night finalized the questions that will go on the general election ballot this November. City voters will get to decide whether to restore a two-term limit for elected officials or keep the current three-term cap put in place in 2008. But there's a catch.

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Charter Commission to Hold Final Meeting Tonight

Monday, August 23, 2010

New York City's Charter Revision Commission will hold its last scheduled meeting tonight to finalize the ballot questions for this year's general election.

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Voters Will Get to Decide on Term Limits Come November

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WNYC

The city’s Charter Revision Commission, appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg after he successfully campaigned for and was elected to a third term, voted Wednesday night to decide on the ballot questions that will be posed to the city’s voters in this year’s general election.

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Charter Revision Commission Inches Closer to Answers on Ballot Questions

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

WNYC

Come November, voters in New York City will likely get a chance to weigh in on the issue of term limits.

Members of the Charter Revision Commission, appointed by Mayor Bloomberg after his third-term victory, met in a humid, crowded room near City Hall on Monday night to discuss the preliminary report released last Friday by the commission's staff.

Several members of the commission, which was set up by the mayor in March, said more time is needed to debate the term-limit question.

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