Robert Lewis

Reporter, WNYC News

Robert Lewis appears in the following:

Connecticut Lawmakers Close to Vote on Gun Control

Monday, April 01, 2013

WNYC

Connecticut lawmakers are poised to vote this week on a gun control bill almost four months after the deadly shooting rampage at an elementary school in Newtown.

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Cuomo Might Relax Part of New Gun Law

Thursday, March 21, 2013

WNYC

When Governor Andrew Cuomo and his staff huddled with lawmakers earlier this year to craft the toughest gun control law in the country, he wanted to limit the capacity of magazines from 10 bullets down to five.

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The Post-Sandy Rebuilding Rush

Thursday, March 07, 2013

WNYC investigative reporter Robert Lewis discusses a government-approved $776 million effort to rebuild in flood-prone areas, as a WNYC and ProPublica investigation revealed.

Read Robert's story and see the map.

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After Sandy, Government Lends to Rebuild in Flood Zones

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

WNYC

If Staten Island’s Great Kills Marina Cafe is able to reopen this spring after Sandy ripped apart its interior – blowing out windows and punching through walls – it will be thanks to assistance from the federal government.

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Public or Private LIPA

Friday, March 01, 2013

WNYC investigative reporter Robert Lewis talks about efforts to restructure the Long Island Power Authority after Sandy and his reporting on who gains from privatization.

 

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Long Island's Power Problems Mean Big Paydays for Wall Street

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WNYC
After Sandy plunged most Long Island residents into a prolonged darkness, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office began meeting with a global investment bank, Lazard Frères and Co., to figure ...

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Appeals Court Rules Gun License Data Can Be Withheld

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

A New York State appeals court has ruled that the names and addresses of New York City gun permit holders can be kept secret.

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New York Gun Owners to NRA: 'Sign Us Up'

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WNYC

For 14 years, Harry Jacobs has spent just about every weekend at a gun show, signing up members for the National Rifle Association.

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Gun Groups to Sue New York Over Assault Weapons Ban

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

WNYC

Gun groups plan to sue the state of New York over a new gun control law.

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#CoastCheck: Making Money Off Sandy

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Janet Babin checks in from the next stop on her road trip from Cape May to Montauk. Also, WNYC's Robert Lewis discusses his reporting on what companies have gotten lucrative contracts post-Sandy -- and the economics of a disaster.

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Disaster Inc: Some Companies Win Big Post-Sandy

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

WNYC
One person’s disaster is another's opportunity. + Comment | Your Post-Sandy Sentiment+ See | Sandy by the Numbers+ Follow | #CoastCheck Road Trip

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Gun Show a Test Case for New York's New Gun Control Laws

Monday, January 28, 2013

Earlier this month New York became the first state to pass comprehensive gun control measures in the wake of December's tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. But that hasn't stoppe...

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Some NY State Contractors Win Big With Sandy

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WNYC

The New York state comptroller's office on Wednesday released a list of contracts and payments the state made in the two months after Sandy hit.

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Gawker Posts Names of NYC Gun Permit Holders

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

WNYC

Weeks after The Journal News made the controversial decision to publish the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester counties, a celebrity and entertainment website has released the names of people licensed to own a gun in New York City.

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Push to Reform LIPA Comes After Years of Inaction

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

WNYC

A commission Governor Andrew Cuomo formed after Sandy is calling for the privatization of the Long Island Power Authority — the embattled authority his father, then-Governor Mario Cuomo, formed more than a quarter-century ago. That would be a dramatic reform to a state-run power company that has been troubled since its inception. But while many have cheered the march toward action, some have also questioned why it took so long.   

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Commission Urges Cuomo to Privatize LIPA

Monday, January 07, 2013

A New York state commission is calling on the governor and legislature to privatize the Long Island Power Authority.

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Little New York Regulation of Rifle Used in Deadly Shootings

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

WNYC

Almost 19,000 New Yorkers applied for a handgun license in 2009. The state police know who they are, the type of gun they own and where the guns were sold. But when it comes to rifles like the one used to kill 20 first-graders in Newtown, they haven’t got a clue.

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Moreland Commission Cancels Public Hearings

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The state panel charged with investigating how power companies performed during Sandy made last-minute cancellations to the public hearings that were to take place Wednesday night and...

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State Officials Mull End of LIPA

Thursday, December 20, 2012

WNYC

State officials are working on plans to overhaul and possibly kill the Long Island Power Authority two months after Sandy knocked out power for nearly a million customers – almost all of Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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Long Islanders Ask Commission to End LIPA

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Many Long Island residents and officials want the state to reform - possibly even get rid of - the Long Island Power Authority. They voiced their frustrations at a public hearing on Long Island Tuesday night.

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