Amy Eddings is the local host of “All Things Considered,” which airs from 4 PM until 8 PM weekdays. She started hosting in 2004, after long-time host JoAnn Allen left for the West Coast. Before ATC, Amy was a reporter. Her favorite topics were--and still are--garbage and recycling, which she still reports on whenever she can get out of the studio.
NJ Public Employees Face Furloughs
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
New York, NY —
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has been given the authority to force state workers to take unpaid furloughs. The state's Civil Service Commission adopted an emergency rule today, during a meeting that drew an angry crowd of several hundred union members. Four people were arrested. Commission members say the state's deepening financial problems made their action necessary. Corzine has called on public employees to accept a pay freeze, and to take one furlough day a month, starting in July. He's threatening to layoff 7,000 workers, if he can't get $500 million in union concessions.