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The Takeaway

Pentagon's Costly Gamble Led to $10 Billion Flop

Thursday, April 09, 2015

LA Times investigative journalist David Willman reveals a $10 billion defense failure in his investigation into the Pentagon's missile defense programs.

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WNYC News

New York's Budget: Behind the Scenes and the Numbers

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The scramble to meet the budget deadline left lawmakers frustrated and fiscal experts digging for details.

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Schoolbook

Cuomo: Budget Was Victory Over 'Formidable' Opposition

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a victory lap on Wednesday, claiming the new state budget includes a better teacher evaluation system despite tough opposition from the teachers union.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Boosting the Economy, One Yacht Sale at a Time?

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Lest New Yorkers purchase and dock their boats in Florida, the New York state budget now provides a tax break on boats over $230,000. Hear a breakdown of the ideas behind this.

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Schoolbook

New York Budget Increases School Funding, Amends Teacher Eval Rules

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Under deadline pressure, Democrats in Albany reluctantly agreed to a deal on how teachers are evaluated despite opposition from educators and policy makers across the state.
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The Takeaway

It's 'Vote-a-Rama' Time on Capitol Hill

Thursday, March 26, 2015

"Vote-a-rama" empowers senators to offer an unlimited number of amendments to the budget. The last "vote-a-rama" took place in 2013 and included votes on 100 amendments over 13 hours. 

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The Takeaway

House GOP Looks to Cut Food Stamps, Increase Military Spending

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Republicans in the House unveiled their budget on Tuesday, which calls for big cuts to food stamps and huge increases in military spending. But it probably won't go anywhere. 

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WNYC News

Speaker Heastie Expresses Frustration Over Cuomo's Budget Demands

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

In his first broadcast Interview with public TV and radio, the assembly leader says the governor should not link unrelated items to the state budget.

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WNYC News

Christie and Union Disagree on Agreement for Pension Reform

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The governor said there was an "unprecedented accord" with the teachers union on reforms to retirement and health benefits. The union said there wasn't.

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The Christie Tracker Podcast

A New Budget, and a $1.57 Billion Hangover

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Governor Loses a Lawsuit, Proposes a Budget and (Kinda, Sorta) Teams Up with the NJEA.

WNYC News

Mayor de Blasio Goes to Albany

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The mayor is expected to seek more funding for city schools, renewal of mayoral control, stronger rent laws and a $13 minimum wage

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WNYC News

Gov. Chris Christie Unveils Budget for 2016

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Governor renewed his call to overhaul New Jersey's ailing pension fund, but did not address a judge's ruling that he broke the law by shorting NJ's payment into the fund.

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WNYC News

Where New York's Budget Windfall Comes Up Short

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Critics worry the governor's proposal for how to spend money from financial settlements with banks doesn't include enough foreclosure relief.

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WNYC News

New York City Budget Sails on Strong Economic Tide

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Higher-than-expected revenues are giving the budget a boost. But the mayor says the good times won't last forever. And fiscal watchdogs wonder if he's doing enough to prepare.

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WNYC News

Mayor de Blasio Proposes $77.7B Budget

Monday, February 09, 2015

There are no major cuts in the budget.

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Schoolbook

Mayor's Education Budget Boosts Support for Reading Intervention

Monday, February 09, 2015

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Mayor Bill de Blasio's nearly $78 million city budget holds steady on education, but proposes more money to help young students with reading problems.
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WNYC News

De Blasio to Bolster EMS Funding to Drive Down Response Times

Sunday, February 08, 2015

The budget the mayor is to unveil Monday includes an additional $70 million to increase staffing, in hopes of shaving precious seconds off ambulance response times.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Vaxxers, Taxers, and Just the Facts-ers" Edition

Friday, February 06, 2015

John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Annie Lowrey of New York magazine discuss the burgeoning anti-vaccine movement, the go-nowhere Obama budget, and the fog-of-war embellishments of NBC's Brian Williams.

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The Takeaway

Can The GOP & Dems Reach Common Ground?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Democrats and Republicans interpret President Obama's $4 trillion budget proposal differently. Will they be able to find common ground? 

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The Takeaway

Obama Calls for $1 Billion for Central America

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

In his latest budget, President Obama calls for Congress to provide $1 billion to help Central America improve security, education and the economic health of the region.

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