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Dishonest Doctors May be Behind Excessive LIRR Pensions

Friday, October 10, 2008

Senator Charles Schumer says the high number of Long Island Rail Road employees collecting disability payments may be due to dishonest doctors.

With four separate investigations underway into such payments to LIRR retirees, Schumer and Long Island Congressman Tim Bishop met privately today in the city ...

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Mayor Evasive on Term Limits

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg is attempting to distance himself from the effort he set in motion to repeal term limits through the City Council. When asked directly by reporters when he first came to the decision to try and override the term limits twice endorsed by voters, ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Battle for Senate Control

Thursday, October 09, 2008

New York State capitol reporter Rick Karlin and political writer Irene Liu, both at the Albany Times Union, look at the chances of the New York State Senate changing hands in the November elections.

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WNYC News

Auctioning Off Airport and Landing Slots

Thursday, October 09, 2008

In final rules issued today, the U.S. Department of Transportation says it will auction off the first 58 or 59 slots, or 1 1/2% of the total on January 12th, 2009.

Over the next five years, the department will sell off about 10% of the total ...

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3rd Term Battle

Thursday, October 09, 2008

At first the conventional wisdom was that an unusually popular second-term mayor would have no trouble getting 26 City Council members to go along with his plan to upend term limits.

But now it appears a much broader war has been joined, with battle lines up ...

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Upstate Players Enter Term Limits Debate

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The battle over Mayor Bloomberg's third-term gambit has now gone statewide. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this update.

REPORTER: The conventional wisdom was that an unusually popular second-term mayor would have no trouble getting 26 City Council members to go along with his plan to upend term ...

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New Rating Method Shakes Up NY Radio Landscape

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

New York radio could be changed forever. That's the warning from politicians and industry execs now that the "Personal People Meters" have debuted in New York. The small electronic devices are carried by a select group of people and can sense what radio stations they're ...

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NY to Subsidize $1.2B for Semiconductor Plant

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Despite the stock market's slide and New York's projected $8 billion deficit, Governor Paterson is granting $1.2 billion in state aid for a new high-tech semiconductor factory. Paterson says New York eventually will reap benefits from helping AMD build the plant upstate.

PATERSON: This may be ...

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Paterson Launches Campaign Web Site

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Governor Paterson says he's officially seeking election to a full term in 2010, and he's taken a step to do so. The governor launched a new web site yesterday, called patersonforny.com. It's not specifically labeled a campaign web site, but there is a link for ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Term Limits Unlimited

Monday, October 06, 2008

As the city council takes up the question of extending term limits, Joyce Purnick, long-time New York Times political writer, looks at their options.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's the Damage?

Monday, October 06, 2008

Gov. Paterson has called a special legislative session to deal with the financial crisis fallout. Deborah Glick, New York State Assemblymember (D-66th), talks about upcoming session.

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WNYC News

Penn. Voter Drive on Over Drive

Monday, October 06, 2008

Today is the last day for voter registration in Pennsylvania. Over the weekend, hundreds of New Yorkers headed out to the battleground state. WNYC's Arun Venugopal tagged along to North Philadelphia with some Obama volunteers.

REPORTER: The bus empties out in the 11th Ward of Philadelphia, ...

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Schumer Wants Federal Direct Loans for Small Businesses

Sunday, October 05, 2008

New York Senator Charles Schumer says he wants the Small Business Administration to make short-term loans available to companies that are hurting.

SCHUMER: Because the banks are frozen in what they're doing, it hurts small business that depend on these daily and weekly lines of credit.

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More Youth Lured by Local Agriculture

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Ever notice all those young people helping you with your produce purchases at your local farmer's market? More young people, inspired by the city's growing locavore movement, see farming as a viable career choice. WNYC's Amy Eddings has more.

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NHL Season Preview

Friday, October 03, 2008

The Mets collapsed. The Yankees never came together and for the first time in more than a decade there is no baseball in New York this October. That means fans here may focus on other sports a little earlier than usual this year: basketball, football, ...

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New York's Governor Asks Lawmakers to Cut Deeper into the State Budget

Friday, October 03, 2008

A frustrated and desperate-sounding Governor Paterson met with state leaders to try to come up with a plan to address the state's growing budget short fall.

He says he'll also call them in for another special session in November.

Paterson warned that the volatility and bank failures ...

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Bloomberg Wants Cigarette Tax Enforced

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The city is suing to stop the illegal sale of tax-free cigarettes by members of Native American tribes in New York. The city's top lawyer says Indian-owned businesses on Long Island have been selling millions of packs a year to non-tribe customers, who are not ...

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Mixed Reaction Over Bailout in New York City

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New York City's financial industry witnessed yet another historic day. As the U.S. House rejected a $700 billion plan to rescue Wall Street, stocks plunged. The Dow lost more than 770 points, its biggest one-day point-drop ever, and New Yorkers felt conflicted about the outcome. ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Saying Good-Bye to Shea Stadium

Friday, September 26, 2008

Listener memories of Shea Stadium as the final home game approaches. What's your top Shea memory? Comment below!

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Financial Sector Shuffles Its Workers

Friday, September 26, 2008

The federal bailout for Wall Street may also bail out financial analysts who've lost their jobs. If the $700 billion package goes through, Wall Street will need people to make sense of the troubled mortgage-related assets that are crippling the economy. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

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