Monday, November 25, 2013
Willets Point business owners who agree to make way for redevelopment by November 30 will get the maximum payout. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times staff reporter covering Queens, reports on what's next for the area and for the small auto repair shop owners and workers who have made their livelihoods there.
Monday, November 26, 2012
By Janet Babin : Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News
The Lightstone Group is moving ahead with plans to build a 700-unit apartment complex near the Gowanus Canal, even though the site flooded during Sandy.
Monday, January 10, 2011
By Casey Miner
(San Francisco–Casey Miner, KALW News) Governor Jerry Brown announced his budget proposal this morning, and it's a doozy: $12.5 billion in cuts to everything from MediCal to local redevelopment agencies. The press release is below, and you can peruse the whole thing at your leisure over at the budget website, and take a stab at balancing the budget yourself over at the LA Times. We'll have more on this as things progress.
Governor Brown’s Budget Slashes State Spending by $12.5 Billion
Sacramento – Governor Jerry Brown will release a balanced state budget today that slashes spending by $12.5 billion, including an eight to 10 percent cut in take-home pay for most state employees, and proposes a “vast and historic” restructuring of government operations.
“These cuts will be painful, requiring sacrifice from every sector of the state, but we have no choice,” Brown said. “For 10 years, we’ve had budget gimmicks and tricks that pushed us deep into debt. We must now return California to fiscal responsibility and get our state on the road to economic recovery and job growth.”
Brown’s budget also calls for temporary continuation of taxes while the state pays off debt, moves forward with his realignment plan and consolidates or eliminates functions.