Budget 2013

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Comptroller Liu's People's Budget

Friday, April 19, 2013

John LiuNew York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate discusses his People's Budget and his run to be the next Mayor of New York.

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Guns and Budget Deals: On the Brink

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 JeffriesU.S. Representative (D-NY8) from Brooklyn, discusses the budget and gun showdowns -- and a possible emerging deal on immigration.

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NY Budget 2013; "Common Good;" Cicadas!

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.

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Congress and the Budget

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Elizabeth Williamson, Wall Street Journal reporter based in Washington, reviews political news in D.C.— from the ongoing effects of the sequester cuts to the budget proposals from Paul Ryan.


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NY's Budget Director

Friday, January 25, 2013

Governor Cuomo unveiled his 2013 budget this week, which included pension reform, gambling revenue, and more. Robert Megna, New York State budget director, talks about the governor's proposed budget and the Cuomo administration's efforts to balance economic recovery and fiscal resposibility.

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Council OKs Budget, Overrides Bloomberg Veto

Thursday, June 28, 2012

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.



Budget Deal Restores Fire Companies, Child-Care Programs Facing Cuts

Monday, June 25, 2012

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.

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Proposed Republican Budget Cuts Rile Democrats

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.


The Takeaway

2013 Budget Gives Republicans a Chance at Redefinition

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.

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Transcript: Obama Releases 2013 Budget

Monday, February 13, 2012

On Monday, President Obama presented a budget for the next ten years that aims at $4 trillion in deficit reduction. Read the prepared remarks below.