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WNYC News

NJ Budget Dance Continues

Monday, June 23, 2014

Democrats take the lead, offering a deal that would increase taxes and maintain pension payments.

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WNYC News

Handshake and a Hug Between Mayor and Council on Budget Deal

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.

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With Budget Showdown Looming, Christie Takes on 2016

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Despite Bridgegate and a budget crisis, Christie is pressing ahead with 2016 preparations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Buying the City Budget

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. 

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WNYC News

Leveling the Playing Field Between Rich and Poor Parks

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Neighborhood green spaces need more money. Should the city take it from better-funded parks?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Parks Equity, Big and Small

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mayor de Blasio's proposed budget didn't include increased funding for city parks, but one city council member is trying to change that.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

(Not) Knowing Is Half The Battle

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.

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De Blasio Budget Promotes "Values," Leaves Questions

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.

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WNYC News

Bill de Blasio's First Budget Promotes Schools, Housing

Thursday, May 08, 2014

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The mayor's first budget includes significant spending increases in education and housing.

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WNYC News

Health Care Lessons from the Hotel Union

Thursday, May 08, 2014

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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.

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WNYC News

City Council's Budget Wish List

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 ...

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DiNapoli: New York Budget is Better, But Up to Some Old Tricks

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 ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Pushing Back on Cuomo's "Wall Street" Budget

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.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Live Nude Dancing at the Kitty Kat Lounge Edition

Friday, April 04, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: McCutcheon v. FEC clears the way for even more money in politics, Paul Ryan proposes a budget, and "Arguendo" dramatizes the Supreme Court.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Big Ugly Review

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Larry Schwartz, secretary to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), goes through the details of the "Big Ugly" -- New York's annual budget for the fiscal year that started 4/1 -- plus what's expected before the end of the legislative session.

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WNYC News

Bible Lessons Explain NJ's Budget Sacrifice

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Like Esau, New Jersey's short-term gain to help balance the budget gives up some long-term benefits.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Else Is In The Budget?

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Mayor de Blasio is taking a victory lap for securing universal pre-k funding, but some progressives are calling this Cuomo's "Wall Street" budget. Here's a breakdown of the fine print from Albany.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The New Budget: Whither Ethics Reform?

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, discusses the ethics reform changes that were included in the New York State budget deal, and the ones that fell away during negotiations.

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WNYC News

Crooked NY Lawmakers Have Little To Fear From New Laws

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Good government groups say new measures intended to combat public corruption will do little.

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A Check in the Mail Around Election Day?

Monday, March 31, 2014

Strategic tax cuts are rife in the new budget bill, expected to pass today.

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