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New Jersey News

Sandy Aid Distribution 'Not Perfect': NJ Official

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

A New Jersey official who oversees the distribution of billions of dollars in federal Sandy aid acknowledged on Wednesday that the state has made some mistakes in how it's handled the recovery process, but he said that much of the criticism it’s received is unwarranted.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Post-Sandy Rebuilding Rush

Thursday, March 07, 2013

WNYC investigative reporter Robert Lewis discusses a government-approved $776 million effort to rebuild in flood-prone areas, as a WNYC and ProPublica investigation revealed.

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WNYC News

$60B Sandy Relief Bill Advances in Senate

Friday, December 21, 2012

Senate Democrats said Friday they have enough votes to approve a more than $60 billion Sandy relief bill, overcoming objections that it includes too many pet projects unrelated to the storm.

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New Jersey News

At Town Hall, Christie Receives Praise for Handling of Sandy

Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held his first town hall meeting since Sandy caused major damage to the state. He told the town hall audience in Belmar that the state still has "big problems and big challenges" to deal with seven weeks after the storm.

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WNYC News

Republicans Question Provisions in Sandy Federal Aid Bill

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Conservative opposition to the White House’s $60 billion storm relief package continues to grow. Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona argued on the floor of the U.S. Senate Tuesday that the bill is rife with unnecessary and unneeded provisions.

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WNYC News

CEOs, Governors Push for Sandy Storm Aid

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Thursday issued a powerful plea to Congress: Don't leave for the holidays until you decide on aid for states battered by Sandy.

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WNYC News

Senate Dems Offer Sandy Disaster Aid Package

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Senate Democrats have quickly cobbled together a $60.4 billion disaster aid package for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Sandy in late October.

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WNYC News

Obama Asks for $60.4B in Sandy Aid

Friday, December 07, 2012

The White House has proposed $60.4 billion in aid to states hit by Sandy. It's a figure that's less than the $82 billion in federal aid sought by New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in the aftermath of the storm.

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New Jersey News

Christie Meets With Obama on Sandy Recovery

Thursday, December 06, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie met with President Barack Obama this morning to press for money to help fund the state's recovery from Hurricane Sandy.

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WNYC News

Obama to Ask for $50B in Sandy Aid, Democrats Say

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Democrats on Capitol Hill say President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for about $50 billion in additional emergency aid for states hit by Sandy.

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WNYC News

Some Sandy Aid On Way, But Larger Request Remains in Hands of Congress

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The first federal funds for New York City's Sandy recovery have been approved and are on the way to the tri-state area, but there was no news about the larger amount, $80 billion, that area lawmakers seek for post-Sandy recovery. Instead, lawmakers started poking holes in the full-court press from New Jersey and New York officials.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Makes the Rounds for Sandy Aid in DC

Monday, December 03, 2012

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Washington Monday, pressing federal lawmakers for the $42 billion aid package he said New York needs in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

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WNYC News

Seeking Sandy Aid, Cuomo Set to Travel to DC on Monday

Friday, November 30, 2012

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will travel to Washington, D.C., on Monday to make his pitch for Sandy relief funds, officials said.

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WNYC News

Tales from Two Senators on Sandy

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Congress is taking its first hard look at the damage from Sandy amid appeals for tens of billions of dollars in additional disaster assistance to rebuild from one of the most destructive storms ever to hit the Northeast.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Seeks More Disaster Aid for Sandy Victims

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seeking to inject some urgency into getting tens of billions of dollars in new federal aid flowing to victims of Sandy, but Congress seems reluctant to move quickly as it wrestles with the nation's budget crisis.

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New Jersey News

NJ's Damage From Sandy Nearly $37B

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Wednesday that his state needs $36.8 billion in federal aid for Sandy recovery — that includes $7.4 billion in mitigation projects.

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