Funding

A toll plaza on the old Tappan Zee Bridge. (Credit: CBS 2)

Mystery Surrounds Tappan Zee Bridge Funding, Potential Toll Hike

The builders of the new Tappan Zee Bridge said Thursday that they are on schedule, and untroubled by a $500 million federal loan that just fell through this week.

09/18/2014

Map shows NYC public schools without any certified arts teacher, according to NYC Department of Education, U.S. Census Bureau. (credit: Google Maps via NYC Comptroller's Office)

City To Hire More Than 100 Full-Time Art Teachers Following Comptroller Study

The announcement was made at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. It was accompanied by music from a middle school orchestra.

07/01/2014

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Menendez Calls On Congress To Approve Funding For Federal Highway Trust Fund

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said if they cannot get Congress to fund the Federal Highway Trust Fund, “We will be paralyzed.”

06/27/2014

The Pulaski Skyway in New Jersey. (Credit: CBS 2)

Port Authority Exec Has Few Words About Pulaski Skyway Funding Probe

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive director Pat Foye had little to say Wednesday about a legal probe of the funding deal for the reconstruction of the Pulaski Skyway.

06/25/2014

A homeless man is viewed in Penn Station on January 28, 2014.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

De Blasio Seeks $40 Million To Fight Homelessness

The de Blasio administration announced Monday that it will ask for $40 million in state funds to help fight homelessness in New York City.

05/19/2014

Sen. Cory Booker

CBS 2 Exclusive: Booker Defends Use Of Money Given To Newark Schools By Facebook CEO

U.S. Sen. and former Newark Mayor Cory Booker has been receiving a lot of criticism on how a $100 million donation to the Newark Public Schools, by Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg, is being spent.

05/16/2014

Shavar Jeffries, Ras Baraka

Sometimes-Ugly Newark Mayoral Campaign To End With Election Tuesday

Voters in Newark will elect a new mayor on Tuesday, following a long, contentious and sometimes ugly campaign between the two Democratic candidates.

05/12/2014

Palisades Parkway Potholes

Funding Secured At Last To Repair Pothole-Laden Palisades Parkway

An end was in sight at last Tuesday to the pothole problem along the Palisades Interstate Parkway.

04/01/2014

Sandy damage in Long Beach, Long Island (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Long Island Community Group Looks To Help 100 Sandy Victims

A new group called ‘Friends of Long Island’ plans to raise $500,000 to help up to 100 people get back into their Sandy-ravaged homes. The group is made up of local residents and community leaders.

04/04/2013

Cars wait in line for fuel at a Gulf gas station on Nov. 1, 2012 in Fort Lee, New Jersey. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

State Budget Provides Grants To Gas Stations In The Event Of A Superstorm

The New York state budget will give grants to gas stations for generators so that if another superstorm like Sandy hits, there will not be interminable lines at gas stations.

03/23/2013

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

N.J. Budget To Award Hospitals $675 Million For Charity Care

The state budget recently proposed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would divide $675 million in charity care funds between New Jersey hospitals – roughly the same amount that was allocated during the current fiscal year.

03/02/2013

Traffic in New York, NY - File / Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Funding Lacking For Plan To Improve Safety On Hamburg Turnpike

The Hamburg Turnpike in New Jersey is dangerous, and a plan to fix it up has been in place for decades – but with very little means to do it.

02/23/2013

(FILE - credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

City Issues Teacher Evaluation Goals Amid Threat Of More Lost Aid

The New York City Department of Education has issued a letter to state officials, outlining its teacher training and evaluation goals and the steps taken to put them into action.

02/11/2013

Cigarette smoking

States Called On To Restore Funding For Anti-Smoking Efforts

A U.S. Surgeon General’s report due to be released March 8 will come down hard on states that have cut anti-smoking funds in tough fiscal times, according to Terry Pechacek of the CDC.

02/25/2012

Gateway Tunnel Project (credit: Amtrak)

Senate Approves $15 Million For New Hudson Rail Tunnel

It would essentially be the same route of the ARC Tunnel – the controversial plan that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie canceled because of funding concerns.

11/02/2011

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