Anna Sale

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Unapologetic Bloomberg Talks Legacy, and Big Plans

Thursday, February 14, 2013

In his final State of the City address Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the long view. He spoke boldly of his administration’s accomplishments after 11 years in City Hall, and...

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Hardest Hit by Blizzard, Hamden Still Digging Out From Record Snow

Monday, February 11, 2013

Three days after the blizzard, quiet settled over snow-sacked neighborhoods in Connecticut. Light rain on Monday emptied residential streets that had been dotted with crowds of sledding children and optimistic driveway shovelers over the weekend.


Bloomberg Uses Budget to Tout Successes, Warn Successor

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg wistfully touted his achievements as he outlined his final, $70 billion budget proposal on Tuesday, and he warned that whoever follows him will likely face the same difficult budget constraints that he has. 


Some Mayoral Candidates Aiming to Win Back Labor

Thursday, January 24, 2013

In this season of jockeying for endorsements, there are plenty of mayoral candidates who want to show they feel labor's pain under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.


Cuomo Details Some Sandy Expenditures in Budget Address

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his $142.6 billion budget Tuesday, laying out how the state will spend a hoped-for $30 billion in aid, including spending for inflatable bladders to p...

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Inauguration Splits Dems' Traditional MLK Politicking

Monday, January 21, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is traditionally a day for honoring, and for politicking, in New York City. But this year, the Democrats running for mayor split on where to spend it.


Lhota Files for Mayor, and Distances Himself from Giuliani

Thursday, January 17, 2013

As Republican Joe Lhota filed paperwork today to run for New York City mayor, he stressed he would be different from his former boss, Mayor Rudy Giuliani.


In Mayor’s Race, Quinn Keeps Lead in Money and in Poll

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


In the New York City mayor's race, Council Speaker Christine Quinn continues to have the edge in campaign cash and in early polls, according to new data out this week.

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Quinn Calls for Less Testing, More Community Input

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn outlined her views on education Tuesday. She backed many of the changes implemented under Mayor Bloomberg but also argued for less ...
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Lhota Says He'll File for Mayor this Week

Monday, January 14, 2013


Former MTA chairman Joe Lhota says he plans to formally enter the mayor's race this week. Lhota resigned from the MTA at the end of last year to explore a campaign, and he told reporters in Manhattan today that he's ready to take the next step.


Mayoral Hopefuls Hustle for Cred Ahead of Deadlines

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Friday is a fundraising deadline for the current crop of mayoral hopefuls. And getting there, for most of the field, has been a mad dash to establish credibility.


NY State of the State

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Yesterday's State of the State address saw New York Governor Andrew Cuomo champion progressive causes like gun control, campaign finance, and women's rights. WNYC reporter Anna Sale discusses the policy and politics of the speech.

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Cuomo's Speech Stokes the Progressive Base

Wednesday, January 09, 2013


In his first state of the state in 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo embraced tax cuts and spending cuts.  A year ago, it was economic development. This year, with Democrats on the march nationally and a new ally in the state Senate leadership, Cuomo is embracing his liberal side.

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Since Last State of the State, A Mixed Bag for Cuomo

Tuesday, January 08, 2013


A year ago, in his State of the State address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo dramatically proposed the world's largest convention center near JFK airport, $15 billion in infrastructure investments, restructuring the state's pension program, and public financing of elections.  As we head into the 2013 state of the state, here's a tally of where those promises ended up.


Cuomo To Outline Gun Restrictions and Post-Sandy Vision in Annual Albany Address

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo will lay out his agenda for his third year in office this week when he delivers his State of the State address on Wednesday. More gun restrictions and the governor’s vision for post-Sandy New York are likely to top his updated his priority list.


Three Commissions Set to Make Post-Sandy Recommendations

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

It's been ten weeks since Sandy hit our region, and reports are coming due for the three commissions investigating the state's readiness for another storm. New emergency planning for hospitals has been a key focus.


Jeff Klein: The Bronx Democrat Keeping the GOP in Power

Friday, December 21, 2012

State Senator Jeff Klein used to be a party loyalist.  He became a State Senator by arguing his opponent was too cozy with Republicans. But now, Klein's the one who's teaming up with the GOP.

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City Teachers Pledge $1B Pension in Sandy Rebuilding

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The president's proposal for Sandy recovery money is currently moving through the Senate, but in the meantime, New York City teachers are pledging to invest $1 billion of pension money in rebuilding. It's part of an emerging trend in infrastructure financing, helped along by former President Bill Clinton.


Analysis: How the $60B Sandy Aid Will Be Spent

Monday, December 10, 2012

The fate of President Barack Obama's $60.4 billion Sandy recovery package now rests with Congress. Lawmakers in the House and Senate will decide how much of that amount they think is worth spending, and how any funds would be divvied up between states and agencies.


Christie Meets With Obama on Sandy Recovery

Thursday, December 06, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie met with President Barack Obama this morning to press for money to help fund the state's recovery from Hurricane Sandy.