Friday, June 20, 2014
Budget watchdogs are warning that maintaining this level of spending will be hard if the city's economy faces a setback.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
By Matt Katz : New Jersey Public Radio
Despite Bridgegate and a budget crisis, Christie is pressing ahead with 2016 preparations.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The city got good news from the bond rating agencies on the mayor's first budget. Maria Doulis, director of city studies for the Citizens Budget Commission, and WNYC reporter Jessica Gould talk about the budget and the ongoing negotiations with the remaining public worker unions, the City Council and Albany lawmakers.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
Neighborhood green spaces need more money. Should the city take it from better-funded parks?
Monday, May 12, 2014
NYPL President Anthony Marx explains why the renovation plans for the 42nd Street branch have been shelved. Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics talks about retraining your brain to think critically. For example: admitting when you don’t know. And we’ll hear from experts in the creative field on whether it’s a good idea to go to grad school; get the latest on the mayor’s budget; and hear about the persistent link between geography and poverty.
Friday, May 09, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio is touting a "progressive" budget that reflects his administration's values. But budget watchdogs say some significant costs are being pushed down the road.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
The mayor's first budget includes significant spending increases in education and housing.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent labor agreement requires the city and its unions to cut health-care costs by billions in the next four years. How that's supposed to happen is where it gets tricky.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
In the annual back-and-forth known as the "budget dance," New York City Council is now taking the lead.
The council submitted its response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's nearly $74 billion preliminary budget that outlined its priorities, ranging from universal free lunches in schools, to a new commission to ...
Monday, April 21, 2014
In a new report, New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says the state is in its best fiscal shape in years. It closed out the previous budget cycle with a balance of $2.2 billion, and had millions to set aside in a rainy day fund for the first time since ...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Though both Cuomo and de Blasio are counting the most recent state budget as a victory, many on the left are unhappy with some of the provisions that were included--and left out. Karen Scharff, executive director of Citizen Action of New York and co-chair of the Working Families Party, and James Parrott, chief economist and deputy director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, discuss the budget.
Friday, April 04, 2014
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
By Robert Lewis : Reporter, WNYC News
Good government groups say new measures intended to combat public corruption will do little.