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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Governor Christie has outlined a budget for New Jersey that contains severe spending cuts for education, local government aid, and more. Two NJ lawmakers – one Republican and one Democrat – react. Plus: what we already know about Irish-Americans in New York and what this year’s Census may reveal. And a new deal that saves some public housing but puts it in the hands of Citigroup.

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NJ Budget Breakdown

Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (19th district), and Assemblyman Jay Webber (26th district), chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee, review Gov. Chris Christie’s proposal for a 2011 state budget.

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Health Care Update

Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner (9th District) talks about the latest in health care negotiations, and the possible return of the public option.

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Cabbie Call-In: Taxi Overcharge Scam

Details of the $8million taxicab overcharge swindle continue to emerge, so we want to hear from cabbies themselves.

How widespread of a problem is this? Are you willing to admit to overcharging? Care to defend the practice or atone for the indiscretions? Call in or comment below!

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NYCHA Preservation

NYC Housing Authority chairman, John Rhea, discusses the deal with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to save some NYCHA public housing developments.

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Building Tension

David Makovsky, a senior fellow at The Washington Institute and director of their Project on the Middle East peace process, discusses the latest diplomatic dispute between the U.S. and Israeli governments over apartment buildings in Jerusalem.

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Counting Irish New York

On this Saint Patrick’s Day, Siobhan Dennehy, executive director of Emerald Isle Immigration Center, looks at how Irish New York City has changed over the course of Censuses past.

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