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Schoolbook

Pre-K Supporters Call State Budget a 'Win.' So Do Charter Schools.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Reactions to the state budget deal announced on Saturday flooded in, many of them applauding the new money to expand pre-kindergarten seats across the city and the additional support for charter schools.

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WNYC News

NY Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal with Pre-K Funds for NYC

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The budget includes a multi-step plan that could reduce property taxes, $340 million dollars for schools to expand pre-K programs, and a limited test program for public campaign financing.

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WNYC News

Still No NYS Budget Deal, Despite Friday Goal

Friday, March 28, 2014

some sticking points: public campaign financing and pre-kindergarten funding.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany Crunch Week: Diane Savino

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Diane Savino, New York State Senator (IDC - Staten Island), talks about budget negotiations and her support for legalized medical marijuana.

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WNYC News

New Jersey's Gaming Bet Comes up Short

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Internet gambling is off to the races, but so far only about $4 million in tax revenue has been raised. That's far short of the $160 million Governor Chris Christie expected. Here’s why the state may have bet too much. 

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WNYC News

Dispute Ends Budget Meeting in Albany

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tensions ran high at a closed door meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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WNYC News

25 Arrests at Capitol, as Budget Talks Continue in Albany

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The protests took place as the governor and legislative leaders continued their budget negotiations behind closed doors.

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WNYC News

New Jersey's Pension Problem: Part Deux

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Governor Christie has presented the largest budget in New Jersey state history.  The $34.5 billion spending plan has no tax increases and the largest payout yet for retired state workers' benefits.  The governor called those growing costs a "looming crisis" for the state, and has pledged to tackle it. Again.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Unveils First Budget, Faces 'Unprecedented' Labor Contract Situation

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

De Blasio said Wednesday his priorities include universal, full-day pre-kindergarten; an inspector general for the NYPD; and enforcement of the paid sick leave act.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Budget: Spending Plan or a Re-election Agenda?

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Many of the major components in Cuomo’s budget, including universal pre-kindergarten and business tax cuts, take three-to-four years to be fully phased in. Even the property tax freeze is a multi-year proposal.

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WNYC News

Christie's Other Problem: NJ's Crushing Debt

Friday, January 24, 2014

Governor Chris Christie is facing the biggest political battle of his administration, with investigations into lane closures on the George Washington Bridge and the distribution of aid after Sandy. But there may be an even bigger challenge looming. A new report says a crushing level of debt puts New Jersey dead last for fiscal solvency.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Governor Cuomo's Budget

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Larry Schwartz, secretary to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), goes through the details of Governor Cuomo's budget proposal, including statewide pre-K and campaign finance reform.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cuomo’s Budget; What the NSA Can Do; Blogging Illness; Macroeconomics Explained

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Gov. Cuomo released his proposal for the new state budget. We’ll go through the main points, including changes to campaign finance laws and how he plans to fund universal pre-K across the state. Then: context for our list of technologies the NSA can use. Plus: blogging or tweeting serious illnesses; and Financial Times columnist and author Tim Harford explains how macroeconomics affects everyone, everywhere.  

Schoolbook

Cuomo's Education Vision, In Dollars

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

In his budget address Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo highlighted education priorities for the next fiscal year, including universal pre-kindergarten, merit pay for teachers and amending the "flawed" implementation of the Common Core learning standards.

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WNYC News

Cuomo's Budget Introduces Rival Pre-K Plan

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The governor proposes something for everyone in an election year budget ... though not what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was asking for.

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Schoolbook

Gov. Proposes One Way to Fund Pre-K, Mayor Sticks to Another

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The governor outlined his plan to expand pre-k programs in every New York school district that seeks state funding. And he did it without raising taxes, a direct challenge to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio who said he would keep lobbying Albany to fund a citywide pre-k expansion with a tax hike.

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WNYC News

To Bond or Not To Bond? Cuomo's Budget Asks the Question

Monday, January 20, 2014

Budget analysts are asking why Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to pay to overhaul New York’s classrooms by issuing $2 billion in debt while also cutting taxes by the same amount.

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Good Gov Groups Want Cuomo to Budget for Campaign Finance Reform

Monday, January 20, 2014

Thirty reform groups have written to Governor Andrew Cuomo, requesting that the new state budget plan he unveils on Tuesday include funds for campaign finance reform. 

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WNYC News

Can NYS Afford $2 Billion in Tax Cuts?

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to cut more than $2 billion in taxes for New Yorkers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

DC Has A Budget. Everyone Gets Along Now, Right?

Monday, December 16, 2013

This week, the Senate is expected to take up the budget deal that passed the House last week with bipartisan support. Molly Ball, political reporter for The Atlantic, discusses the latest news out of Washington, whether this new budget agreement signals a new era for collaboration in DC, and what to make of John Boehner's willingness to call out conservative groups.

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