Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (WVa) and Republican Pat Toomey (PA) are expected to announce their support for expanded background checks this morning. This could potentially head off a threatened Republican filibuster of gun control legislation. Meanwhile, President Obama's budget includes changes to Medicare and Social Security that many on the left are unhappy with. Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative (D-NY8) from Brooklyn, discusses the budget and gun showdowns -- and a possible emerging deal on immigration.
"For the districts I represent in BK/Qns, closing the gun show loophole would do more than any other piece of legislation." -- @repjeffries— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) April 10, 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013
For the third year, Governor Cuomo and the state legislature passed a budget under deadline. Casey Seiler of the Albany Times-Union talks about the winners and losers in the 2013 budget, and who spent the most money lobbying in Albany last year. Plus: Jackie Calmes of the New York Times on the latest push for gun control and immigration reform; Christian activist Jim Wallis explains why the concept of "common good" should matter in politics today; and a new WNYC community project aims to predict the arrival of this year's cicadas.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday, June 28, 2012
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
The City Council approved an on-time, balanced budget of $68.5 billion on Thursday – and flexed its legislative muscle in overriding the mayor’s veto of two laws aimed at low-wage workers and the city’s banking sector.
Monday, June 25, 2012
By Bob Hennelly
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council have reached a deal on the city’s budget for next year that includes the restoration of some 47,000 after school and child care slots and 20 fire companies slated for elimination.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Republican Congressional leaders are staking out their positions on the federal budget, setting up what will most likely become another series of policy fights with President Barack Obama this election year.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
After a short reprieve, the budget fight is back on in Congress. Today, Congressman Paul Ryan will give a speech introducing his 2013 budget, the Republican answer to the budget Obama proposed last month. In an election year, Ryan's budget is partially a manifesto of what America can expect from many — but not all — Republican legislators.