WNYC's Bob Hennelly is an award-winning investigative journalist. While at WNYC he has reported on a wide gamut of major public policy questions ranging from immigration and homeland security to power outages and utility mergers.
New York, NY –
Speaking not far from Wall Street, Barack Obama told a Manhattan audience that the US needs better oversight of national financial markets, help for financially stressed homeowners and an additional $30 billion stimulus package.
REPORTER: Later, in an exclusive interview with WNYC, Senator Obama said he supports congestion pricing.
OBAMA: I think Mayor Bloomberg's proposal for congestion pricing is a thoughtful and innovative approach to the problem.
REPOTER: Obama said congestion pricing should not replace federal funding of mass transit.
Meanwhile in Raleigh, North Carolina, Hillary Clinton proposed a $2.5 billion job retraining program as a step in reviving the U.S. economy. She said that federal aid known as Pell Grants should be extended to workers taking classes to update their skills.
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