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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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WNYC News

New Jersey Teachers Protest Christie's Moves on School Aid

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been in office for less than two months, but his approach to balance the state's books is already prompting protest. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Public school teachers with the New Jersey Education Association plan to take their grievances ...

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WQXR News

NJ Arts Organizations Cancel Season's Shows

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

The American Repertory Ballet in New Brunswick and the 12 Miles West Theatre Company in Madison have cancelled their remaining shows this season.

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WNYC News

Snow Storm Blankets the City, Again

Friday, February 26, 2010

Hundreds of flights were canceled, the Port Authority remains open, but Greyhound, Megabus, Bolt Bus, and Peter Pan Lines buses have been canceled today and students were off from school -- only the ninth time since 1982, but the second time this year.

As of mid-day, the snow accumulation measures ...

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WNYC News

Tea Party Candidates to Challenge NJ GOP Congressman

Monday, February 22, 2010

The national Tea Party movement is making local waves in New Jersey's 7th Congressional District. WNYC's political reporter Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: This June, Republican Congressman Leonard Lance will have to fend off two Tea Party challengers: David Larsen and Bruce Baker. Farleigh Dickinson University's ...

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WNYC News

NJ Transit Riders May Face Fare Hike Soon

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Jersey Transit bus and rail riders could face a 30 percent fare hike as early as this May, according to union leaders.

The executive director of NJ Transit, James Weinstein, won't give a specific number, but says the hike will be significant.

"I'm not going to ...

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WNYC News

The Stimulus Bill, One Year Later

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The White House says the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has created or saved some 160,000 jobs in New York state, and another 65,000 in New Jersey.

The jobs numbers come on the first anniversary of the stimulus bill. They're based not on actual jobs -- which has been hard ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Budget Freeze

Friday, February 12, 2010

Yesterday Governor Christie announced severe budget cutbacks he says are needed to avoid "financial disaster." New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney, (D-3rd), discusses what the freeze to school aid, cuts to New Jersey transit, and other measures mean for the Garden State's residents.

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WNYC News

Questions Remain After Split Verdict in Jersey Corruption Trial

Friday, February 12, 2010

The deputy mayor of Jersey City was found guilty yesterday on two of six corruption charges. Leona Beldini's trial was the first to come out of the biggest federal sting operation ever conducted in New Jersey. The jurors' split verdict leaves open questions about trials ...

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WNYC News

Christie to Address NJ Budget Gap

Thursday, February 11, 2010

In an unusual address to both houses of the New Jersey Legislature, Governor Chris Christie will outline his plans to close the state's more than $2 billion budget gap for the current year. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: For Christie, the fiscal task is daunting. ...

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WNYC News

Improper Influence? Menendez Sought to Help Failing Bank

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

First BankAmericano, based in Elizabeth, NJ, was one of 140 banks the FDIC took over last year, and one of just two in the New York metro area. As I reported last December, the bank was sunk by an un-diversified portfolio consisting mostly of real estate loans.

Today, ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gambling on Casinos

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Gaming plays into the biggest budget and political stories on both sides of the Hudson. Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for the Daily News and WNYC's Bob Hennelly discuss the controversy over the bidding process for the Aqueduct racino to the financial hit New Jersey is taking as revenues drop ...

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WQXR News

Pension Reform Could Hit NJ's Public Workers

Monday, February 08, 2010

Republican and Democratic lawmakers in New Jersey are set to propose several public employee pension reforms they say will save the state billions of dollars.

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WNYC News

NJ Pension Reform Could Mean Pay Cuts for Public Workers

Monday, February 08, 2010

Republican and Democratic lawmakers in New Jersey are set to propose several public employee pension reforms they say will save the state billions of dollars. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Under the proposals all public workers would be required to contribute 1.5 percent of their ...

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WNYC News

NJ Racing and Casino Industries May Need State Bailout

Monday, February 01, 2010

For New Jersey Governor Chris Christie the declining fortunes of the state's racing and casino industries require immediate attention. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Both Atlantic City and the state's racing industry have been hit hard by the regional explosion in gambling venues and the ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey: A Mayor's Eye View

Friday, January 22, 2010

Mayor of Elizabeth, NJ, J. Christian Bollwage, talks about the new executive orders signed by Governor Christie and the closed door meeting with President Obama and New Jersey mayors.

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WNYC News

Lincoln Tunnel May Increase Carpool Lanes

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Port Authority is studying a plan to get more people through the Lincoln Tunnel every morning faster. But it could cost you if you're driving alone. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein explains.

REPORTER: Over 60,000 people come into Manhattan through the Lincoln Tunnel every day on a ...

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WNYC News

Menendez on Democrats Shrinking Majority

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez is in charge of defending his party’s shrinking majority in that chamber. As the chairman of the Democratic Senate Campaign Commmittee, he says the recent spate of electoral losses in Massachusetts, Virginia and New Jersey clearly indicate that people want ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christie Inauguration Analysis

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly reviews yesterday's inauguration ceremony in Trenton and looks at the new legislative start for New Jersey.

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