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Syria Debate Hits Budget Negotiations

Friday, September 06, 2013

The debate in Congress this week over whether to give President Obama authorization to take military action in Syria crowded out talk of economic issues like funding the government, raising the debt limit, picking a new boss at Federal Reserve and immigration reform.

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Transportation Nation

MTA's Financial Future Better -- But Fare Hikes Still Coming

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The deficits looming at New York's MTA won't be quite as high as projections from a few months ago -- but the nation's largest transit agency says biannual fare hikes are still necessary. Translation: riders will pay more for a MetroCard in both 2015 and 2017.

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Transportation Nation

Port Authority Must Open Its Budget Process: Report

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

UPDATED: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey -- a bi-state agency that controls the region's airports and Hudson River crossings, not to mention the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site -- needs to overhaul its budgeting process, says a fiscal watchdog group.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Online Sales Tax; John Catsimatidis; Marijuana Addiction

Friday, May 10, 2013

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to require online retailers to collect state sales taxes if they make $1 million or more. We’ll hear about its status in the House and take calls from business owners. And a May series on marijuana legalization continues with a look at addiction and health. Plus: John Catsimatidis on his bid to be the Republican candidate for mayor; a science journalist talks about making the decision to freeze her eggs; and the secret language of Craigslist real estate postings.

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The Winners and Losers of President's Budget

Thursday, April 11, 2013

President Obama laid out the details of his budget proposal yesterday, which includes spending cuts, tax increases, and new spending. Heidi Moore, finance and economics editor for the Guardian, offers her take on the winners and losers if this budget passes. 

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The Takeaway

Scientists Can Now Read Your Dreams, Obama's Budget Coming Up

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Decoding Dreams in New Research | Obama's Budget to Be Announced Wednesday

The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Obama's Social Security Concessions

Monday, April 08, 2013

Ezra Klein, columnist at The Washington Post and MSNBC contributor, discusses the latest from Washington, including the proposed cuts to social programs in President Obama's newest budget and the next round of budget negotiations in Congress.

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The Washington Report

Obama Shoots for Policy Trifecta

Monday, April 08, 2013

A tax and budget deal, an immigration reform deal and restrictions on gun sales. All three   eluded him during his first term, but in the next few weeks, President Obama will try and get movement on all three.  In this week on The Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to Nolan discusses if this policy trifecta will happen.

The Brian Lehrer Show

NY State Budget Winners and Losers

Monday, April 01, 2013

The New York state budget passed just before the April 1st deadline. Casey Seiler, Capitol bureau chief and columnist for the Albany Times-Union, explains the winners and losers in this year's budget, and who spent the most money lobbying last year.

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WNYC News

The Ways of Albany: Deals Behind Closed Doors, Votes in the Dark of Night

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The New York State Senate finished up voting on the state budget in a middle-of-the-night session that ended at 4:30 AM Wednesday. It's part of a long standing Albany tradition of closed door negotiations and overnight voting on budgets and other issues.

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WNYC News

Major Threat Looms for City's Fiscal Health: IBO

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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The city’s independent budget analysts warned on Wednesday that the fiscal health of the city faces a serious threat: all the city's municipal labor unions are working with expired contracts.

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WNYC News

NY Budget Would Force Some Gas Stations To Wire Up for Generators

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

About 1,450 gas stations in and around New York City will be required to be wired to run on back-up generator power under the state budget expected to be passed Thursday.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Vote-O-Rama!

Monday, March 25, 2013

At 4:56am Saturday morning, Senate Democrats passed a budget for the first time in four years. Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for the Washington Post, discusses the dueling Republican and Democratic budget proposals, whether there were any surprises in the 500+ amendments proposed during the Senate negotiations, and other news of the week from Washington.

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WNYC News

NY Budget Talks Could Stretch Into Weekend

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The New York State budget is crawling to a conclusion, as legislative leaders and Governor Andrew Cuomo continue closed door meetings to try to strike a final deal.

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WNYC News

NY Budget Talks Will Go Another Day

Monday, March 18, 2013

State lawmakers are close to agreeing on a new state spending plan that would include a deal to raise taxes on the wealthy, and raise the minimum wage. They failed to seal a pact Monday night, but say they will be back Tuesday morning to try again.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Budget Battles

Monday, March 18, 2013

Obama and Boehner continue to square off over long-term deficits, while Congress tries to come up with a budget. Nancy Cook, budget and tax correspondent for the National Journal, discusses Democrat Patty Murray and Republican Paul Ryan's dueling plans. Plus: After CPAC, the RNC has released a "Growth and Opportunity Plan" (read it below) that includes a call for immigration reform, a shorter primary season, and a turn to "data-driven" campaigning. Will it jumpstart a GOP turnaround?

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Chillaxing Bridezilla Edition

Saturday, March 16, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Paul Ryan’s updated GOP budget proposal and President Obama’s visits to Capitol Hill, and the overturn of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s soda ban by a New York judge.

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The Takeaway

President Obama's Goodwill Tour…of Congress

Friday, March 15, 2013

This week, President Obama has met with nearly every member of Congress, a goodwill effort as Democrats and Republicans try to balance the budget and avoid the government shutdown. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich reports the latest from D.C.

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WNYC News

Cuomo: Budget Deal Appears Unlikely Before Weekend

Thursday, March 14, 2013

State lawmakers are hurrying toward getting a budget agreement in place, with a stepped up schedule of conference committees and meetings with Governor Cuomo.

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The Takeaway

Budget Fights Shape Up in Washington

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

One thing we know, or can be pretty sure about, is that long after there is a new pope at the Vatican, the bickering over the next U.S. Federal Budget will continue, and in Congress there is no pope to hurry things along.

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