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NJ Voters Decide on School Budgets

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Jersey voters are going to the polls today to pick school boards and to decide the fate of local school district budgets. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Billions of dollars are at stake yet fewer than one in five voters usually turns out. This ...

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WNYC News

Christie Urges Defeat of School Budgets Without Pay Freezes

Monday, April 19, 2010

Local school board elections take place in New Jersey tomorrow and this year the governor is paying very close attention. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

REPORTER: In the first test of his bully pulpit, Governor Christie is calling on New Jerseyans to vote against any local school ...

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WNYC News

NJ Teachers Cool to Christie's Salary Freeze

Thursday, April 08, 2010

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's offer to provide additional state aid to school districts, where teachers agree to a salary freeze, has yet to gain traction with the state's 600 school districts. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: So far teachers in 11 districts have agreed ...

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WQXR News

Sharpe James Returns to Newark

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

After spending 18 months in a Virginia federal prison, the man who ruled Newark for more than 20 years is back.

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WNYC News

New Jersey Counties Hit by Nor'easter Eligible for FEMA Funds

Sunday, April 04, 2010

The 12 New Jersey counties hardest hit by last month's flooding will be getting federal aid. President Obama's declaration makes funding available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. That aid can include grants for temporary housing repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and ...

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WQXR News

NJ Farmers Anxious After March Rain

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Jersey farmers are anxious to see what the impact of the wettest March on record will be on the upcoming planting season. Farmers and agricultural officials say the next few weeks will be crucial in determining whether this year will yield successful summer crops.

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WNYC News

In New Jersey, a Bank Is Dead, but Not Buried

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The old First BankAmericano headquarters on North Broad Street in Elizabeth is vacant, but for an American flag on a pole that someone forgot to remove. If you look closely, you can see where decals with the bank’s logo have been scraped off the windows.

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WNYC News

NJ School Boards Back Christie's Pay Freeze

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Jersey school boards are backing a call from Governor Christie that teachers forgo pay raises. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Local districts say they're in a tough spot. They could see more than $800 million in cuts in state aid while their health care ...

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WQXR News

Christie's Inaugural Bills Affect Govt Workers

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Jersey Governor Christie has signed his first legislation since taking office in January--three bills making pensions and health benefits for government workers less generous.

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WQXR News

Hotel Owner Admits to Polluting Hackensack

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Secaucus, New Jersey hotel owner has admitted to illegally discharging its sewage into the Hackensack River.

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WNYC News

Reporter's Notebook: Hoboken Floods Attacked My Car

Friday, March 19, 2010

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I think we should have stayed home. But during the rain storm last Saturday my husband and I got into our car and started to drive to a restaurant near our home in Hoboken, NJ.

A mere six blocks ...

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WNYC News

Christie Takes on NJ Teachers' Union

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Jersey public school districts are predicting significant teacher layoffs and program cutbacks if the state legislature goes along with Gov. Chris Christie's call for a budget cut of more than $800 million.

Christie says the state's shortfall of more than $11 billion left him with few options. ...

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WQXR News

NJ Gay Marriage Advocates File Court Papers

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Gay marriage advocates in New Jersey will file court papers today arguing the state's existing civil unions law does not give same sex couples the same legal protections as heterosexual couples.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Budget Breakdown

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (19th district), and Assemblyman Jay Webber (26th district), chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee, review Gov. Chris Christie’s proposal for a 2011 state budget.

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WQXR News

Christie Calls for Deep Spending Cuts

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Christie's budget bridges a nearly $11 billion 2011 budget gap with deep spending cuts, no tax increases.

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WQXR News

Tea Party Activists Want to Recall Menendez

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Senator has been targeted for his support of health care reform and his voting record that favors government spending.

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WQXR News

Tens of Thousands Still Without Power

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Con Edison officials say the weekend storm was one of the worst they've ever seen, and it may take until Friday to restore electricity to all of the nearly 59,000 customers still without power.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bad All Over

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

States everywhere are cutting back as tax revenues fall. The New Jersey governor presents his budget at 1PM today. Jon Shure, deputy director of the State Fiscal Project at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, primes us for Governor Christie’s presentation.

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WQXR News

Christie Addresses Budget Crisis, To Protests

Monday, March 15, 2010

Across-the-board 10 percent spending cut from a governor who's been in office less than two months.

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WNYC News

Previewing Christie's NJ Budget

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will lay out his plan on Tuesday for pulling the state out of its deep fiscal crisis. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: The governor's budget will call for a nearly 10 percent roll back in state spending, including reductions in ...

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