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New Jersey News

NJ Mayors Team Up to Combat City Issues

Monday, July 28, 2014

The mayors of Newark, Jersey City, and Paterson, New Jersey have announced a joint initiative to address violent crime and other public safety issues in their cities.

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New Jersey News

In Hunt for Votes, Christie Amps up Voucher Talk

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

WNYC

Never one to shy away from a fight, Gov. Chris Christie told the mostly African-American crowd at a town hall in Paterson that one of their own was failing them by not supporting public funding of vouchers for private schools. He called out Speaker of the Assembly Sheila Oliver, and now she says it was inappropriate to discuss her race.

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New Jersey News

Paterson Silk Strike Remembered in Sleepy NJ Suburb

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

WNYC

Hidden away in the quiet New Jersey suburb of Haledon, N.J., a stately Victorian home is the epicenter of a movement to remember a big labor victory in the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tri-State Status Post-Irene

Friday, September 02, 2011

Connecticut Lieutenant Governor, Nancy Wyman, discusses the Connecticut recovery effort post Hurricane Irene; U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ 8th) who serves on House Budget and Ways and Means Committees, updates the situation in New Jersey; Nan Hayworth, U.S Representative (R-NY-19), surveys the flood damage around New York.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Journalists' Emails Exposed

Friday, December 03, 2010

Columbia Journalism Review staff writer Clint Hendler and Gawker columnist John Cook discuss their FOIA requests for correspondence between reporters and Governor Paterson's press secretaries and what they reveal, and Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight, talks about having her own emails exposed.

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WQXR News

Paterson to Layoff 898 State Workers Before Year's End

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Governor David Paterson says 898 state workers will receive layoff notices, a move that has angered unions that didn't expect job losses before the end of the year. Paterson says the layoffs will be concentrated in several agencies, including the Departments of Corrections and Parks and the State Police.

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The Takeaway

Listeners Respond: New York Governor David Paterson on the Proposed Islamic Cultural Center

Monday, August 23, 2010

Last week we spoke with New York Gov. David Paterson about his effort to negotiate a new site for Park 51, the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque — one that's further away from Ground Zero. Hundreds of people rallied at Ground Zero this weekend; some were there to support and some to protest the center. We hear your responses to Paterson's comments.

Lucille from Florida says:

People forget the reason this country began. The Pilgrims came because they were escaping religious persecution... This is a basic right to worship where we want. Islam did not kill people on 9/11. Radical al-Qaida terrorists did. Big difference.

 

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WQXR News

Paterson Aide Charged With Assault

Friday, August 13, 2010

David Johnson faces misdemeanor charges for assault, menacing, and criminal mischief and one charge for harassment.

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WQXR News

Paterson on the Budget, His Trip To D.C., and How He Will Sign 6,900 Vetoes

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New York Governor David Paterson sat down with WNYC's Karen DeWitt to discuss the state's delayed budget, his lobbying trip to Washington and how he expects to actually sign 6,900 vetoes of the legislature's proposed member items.

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WQXR News

NY Legislature Restores Cuts, but Paterson Wields Veto

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New York Gov. David Paterson has vetoed over $400 million in additional spending out of the legislature’s budget, saying lawmakers had engaged in “gimmicks” and “chicanery.”

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WQXR News

Paterson Calls for Doubling DNA Database

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Governor David Paterson has proposed roughly doubling New York's DNA database to include samples from low-level offenders. It would make it the first in the nation to so broadly collect and use DNA evidence.

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WQXR News

NY Lawmakers Approve Nation's Highest Tobacco Tax as Part of Emergency Budget Bill

Monday, June 21, 2010

The New York State Legislature has approved a weekly emergency spending bill to keep the government running.

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WNYC News

Gov. Paterson's 'Winter of Reckoning' Speech

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Below is Gov. David Paterson's second State of the State speech delivered today in Albany:

Here is an analysis with WNYC's Bob Hennelly in Albany, and Amy Eddings:

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WNYC News

The MTA Budget: How It Unraveled So Quickly

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Here, WNYC's Matthew Schuerman and Amy Eddings provide context for the MTA's vote to cut services--and explain what it could mean for New Yorkers.


(graphic by Stephen Nessen)

(graphic by Stephen Nessen)

Highlights of WNYC's MTA coverage:

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WNYC News

Chancellor Supports Measuring Effective Teachers

Thursday, March 12, 2009

New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein told WNYC’s “Brian Lehrer Show” that he agrees with President Obama’s plan to reward states and districts that can measure which teachers are most effective.

Klein’s stand was not surprising, given that he backed a plan last year that would have linked teacher tenure to student achievement. But the plan died in Albany when the state legislature sided with the teachers union by explicitly banning districts from using student test scores to evaluate teachers.

Now that the Obama Administration is encouraging states to apply for $5 billion worth of stimulus grants that reward states for using data systems and measuring teachers, Klein says he’ll continue to argue that test scores can tell you something about which teachers are most effective. And he’s willing to make that case to the governor. A few weeks ago, Governor Paterson told “The Brian Lehrer” show that he had concerns about such a system because it’s hard to compare teachers in high performing schools to those with more challenging populations. When asked about that comment, Klein said he wants to sit down with Paterson to explain his position.

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WNYC News

Governor Paterson Not Sure How to Measure Effective Teachers

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Last week, New York's teachers and political leaders were praising the stimulus package as manna from heaven. With an expected $4.8 billion for New York State over the next two years, this money would go a long way toward preventing devastating cuts to school districts, including the elimination of up ...

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