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WNYC News

Cuomo to Lawmakers: Pass Ethics Reform or No Budget

Monday, February 02, 2015

The governor made the ultimatum as he unveiled his own 5-point ethics reform plan.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Speaker Silver Accused of Taking Over $6M in Bribes and Kickbacks

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested this morning on charges that he received millions in undisclosed income from two law firms. Here's what we know so far. 

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WNYC News

Big Plans and Trade-Offs in NY Budget

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The $141 billion plan funds education reforms, economic development and infrastructure, but critics say those initiatives come at the expense of others. 

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Schoolbook

Cuomo Proposes Tying School Aid to Specific Education Reforms

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants changes to the teacher evaluation and disciplinary systems, despite opposition from Democrats and the unions. But he's using school aid for leverage.
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WNYC News

Fiscal Watchdogs Eye Price of Cuomo's Plans

Monday, January 19, 2015

Cuomo says it's time to invest in New York's neediest communities, but analysts question how he's crunching the numbers.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Uses Holiday Weekend To Unveil More of His Anti-Poverty Agenda

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Ahead of his budget address, Governor Cuomo is taking key proposals for a test drive.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Poll: NYers Think Pat Lynch Went Too Far

Friday, January 16, 2015

A poll out today shows PBA President Pat Lynch has an 18 percent approval rating among New Yorkers, and most think he went too far in his statements about the mayor. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Selma's History; NY's Surplus; Admission's Merit; Nigeria's Paradox

Friday, January 16, 2015

NYS has a big budget surplus. We'll hear about ideas for spending it. Plus: "Selma" and history; Nigeria has Africa's highest GDP and a serious terrorism problem; standardized testing.

WNYC News

Resignations Put Focus on Fiscal Woes at Thruway Authority

Friday, January 02, 2015

The resignations come against a budget shortfall and questions over financing the Tappan Zee Bridge. 

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WNYC News

Naughty Banks Create Nice Gift for New York

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Call it a Merry Christmas for Governor Cuomo: bank settlements give New York's budget a $5 billion boost. 

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WNYC News

99 Budget Options and a Deficit Ain't One

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Legalizing and taxing pot could bring in $25 million for New York City. 

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WNYC News

Get Ready to Pay More to Ride the Subway

Monday, November 03, 2014

The MTA wants $32 billion for improvements and new projects, but only has $17 billion. Politicians aren't saying how they'll bridge the gap. Guess who'll get the bill?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Europe's budget wrangles

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Europe's budget wrangles

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Transportation Nation

New York Governor Says MTA's $15 Billion Budget Gap Is Part of the "Dance"

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Cuomo is characterizing a yawning gap in the MTA's five-year capital project plan by dismissing it as part of the budgetary process.
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WNYC News

NJ Budget Diversions Drive Some Green Businesses into the Red

Friday, August 15, 2014

Since taking office, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has used more than $1 billion in environmental funds to plug budget holes.

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WNYC News

NJ Budgeting Gets Low Marks

Thursday, August 07, 2014

After facing a series of shortfalls in recent years, New Jersey is getting low marks on its revenue forecasts

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Would You Spend the MTA's Budget?

Friday, July 25, 2014

The MTA planning committee is meeting now to decide their spending priorities -- so how would you spend the MTA's capital improvement budget? Also -- how was today's lousy commute, with the L train down and other troubles?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

De Blasio at Six Months: The Administration's Take

Friday, July 18, 2014

All this week on the Brian Lehrer Show we're checking in on the de Blasio administration's progress on a variety of key issues, six months into his first term. We'll talk to advocacy groups about how the mayor has lived up to his campaign promises on the environment, crime, housing, and more. Friday, we'll hear from Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris.

As we wrap up our six-month check-in with advocates about the de Blasio administration's first six months, Anthony Shorris, NYC's first deputy mayor, talks about what the administration sees as their biggest accomplishments.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey's Pension-Less Budget

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Steve Sweeney, New Jersey Senate President, talks about the Governor Christie's decision to balance this year's budget by foregoing pension contributions, which he'd promised to make as late as this January. Christie claims that revenue shortfalls led to the lack of funds for pensions, and rejected a Democratic budget that would have increased taxes on the wealthy and businesses. Plus: why Sweeney wants more casinos in Northern New Jersey, and other news from the Garden State.

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WNYC News

NJ Judge Rules in Favor of Christie's Pension Plan

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A New Jersey judge has ruled that Gov. Chris Christie can follow through with his plan to reduce the state's contributions to public workers' pension funds.

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