Monday, September 16, 2013
Bill Thompson has scheduled an 11am press conference today, at which he is expected to withdraw from the mayoral race. Brigid Bergin, WNYC politics reporter, discusses the breaking news. And Dick Dadey, Executive Director of Citizens Union, discuss why the vote count has been so problematic, why turnout is so low, and what to do about it.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Congress is debating President Obama's plan for a military strike on Syria. Here's where the 39 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and four U.S. Senators from New York and New Jersey stand on the President's proposal. Find out where your representative stands, and voice your opinion on WNYC and directly to your Member of Congress.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
By Beth Fertig
Citing 31 years of friendship, Brooklyn State Assemblyman Dov Hikind endorsed Bill Thompson’s mayoral campaign by praising his plans for education, even though many of Hikind’s Orthodox Jewish constituents rely on private religious schools.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Most college students don’t find much time in between classes, studying, and planning their own futures to solve major problems in their local communities. But when Harrisburg, Pennsylvania found itself on the brink of bankruptcy, a college student saved the day. The 23-year-old John Campbell is also the city’s treasurer. He was elected to the post on January 3 and has a step-by-step plan to save the state capital from financial collapse.
Monday, November 22, 2010
By Bob Hennelly
Fallout from the recession still haunts budget makers in more than 500 of New Jersey's local governments. Scores of communities are resorting to layoffs. School systems, county agencies and long-insulated public authorities are all feeling the squeeze. On January 1st, a state-mandated two percent cap on local property tax increases kicks in. But local officials say none of the key reforms designed to help them cut costs — like reforming the civil service law — have been enacted yet. Those are hung up in a partisan debate in Trenton.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Many voters, frustrated with their current elected officials, have decided to take action well ahead of election day. In cities and towns across America, constituents are calling for recall elections—efforts to oust their elected officials from office in the middle of their terms.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Have you ever thought of turning your daydreams into a business? The economic climate may be stormy, but now might be the perfect time to do it − depending on where your interests lie. Justin Jones-Fosu, leadership trainer and host of WEAA's "Listen Up!" explains.
Monday, November 23, 2009
We check in on a potentially historic runoff for mayor of Atlanta, wher polls indicate Atlantans may elect the first white mayor since the 1970s. Turnout is expected to be low, however, and neither candidate is inspiring much excitement, so the vote may turn out to be a referendum on the local party machine and not about race. Last night the two candidates debated; we talk with Rickey Bevington, of Georgia Public Broadcasting, who hosted the debate.