Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Brigid Callahan Harrison, professor of political science and law at Montclair State University, explains the negotiation over payouts for unused sick time for public employees in New Jersey and what the purpose of sick leave is.
Friday, June 17, 2011
By Bob Hennelly
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a preliminary victory lap on Thursday evening, celebrating the passage in committee earlier in the day of a public employee benefit reform plan he said would generate $122 billion in savings over the next 30 years for the state's beleaguered pension system. The Governor spoke during a call-in show hosted by WNET and WNYC.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
By Julia Furlan : WNYC Culture Producer
On the year anniversary of the quake, the outpouring of support is decidedly less star-spangled, but in a city populated with some of the biggest money makers and opinion formers in the country, New York is honoring and remembering the victims of Haiti's earthquake in myriad ways.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Welcome to Wonk Wars, a weekly feature from It's A Free Country as part of the Brian Lehrer Show's 30 Issues in 30 Days. Early each week, we'll post one of those issues in the Wonk Wars sections of the website and invite two or more policy experts to start the discussion online, along with your input. Then, each Thursdays, the conversation continues on-air at the Brian Lehrer Show.
This Week's True/False: Public Employees Have Too Many Benefits