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A home destroyed by superstorm Sandy on the beach in Bell Harbor, Queens - Jan. 2, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Four Charities Agree To Accelerate Spending For Sandy Relief Efforts

Three other charities have agreed to a timetable for spending money still sitting in the bank on the storm’s anniversary. They are the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church; Kids in Distressed Situations; and a foundation established by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

10/24/2013

Ed Mangano (file / credit: County Executive's Office)

Nassau County Budget Plan Keeps Taxes Flat, Calls For Future Borrowing

Ed Mangano’s challenger and former county executive Tom Suozzi said the budget plan does nothing to solve the county’s debt.

09/18/2013

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How To Spend Your Tax Refund

The best part of paying your taxes is probably getting your refund check.

04/10/2013

Crowds Of Shoppers Outside Macy's Herald Square (credit: CBS 2)

Group: ‘Super Saturday’ Shopping In Herald Square Up Compared To Last Year

This year, the 34th Street Partnership counted 21,966 shopping bags. The group counted 17,290 bags last year, marking a 27 percent increase this year.

12/23/2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg - Jun 28, 2012 (credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

New York City Officials Seal Budget Deal

New York City officials have concluded their annual budget dance with an agreement that preserves child care, classrooms and other threatened programs, but uncertainty surrounding parts of the plan could lead to more than $600 million in cuts midway through the year.

07/01/2012

Black Friday shoppers hit the streets

Seen At 11: New Research Shows That Spending Habits May Be Genetic

Do you like to shop and spend maybe a little too much? Do you have trouble saving? It may not be your fault. New science suggests that genetics may cause your brain to be wired that way.

02/16/2012

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Senate To Vote On Funding For Struggling Municipalities

The aid for cities was among dozens of items Gov. Chris Christie vetoed before signing the new state budget into law.

07/12/2011

NJ State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (file / credit: New Jersey Senate Democrats)

New Jersey Lawmakers Fail To Undo Gov. Christie’s Budget Cuts To Women’s Clinics, Other Centers

Democrats fell short Monday in an attempt to restore funding to more than 50 women’s health clinics and a half-million dollars to a center for sexually and physically abused children in New Jersey.

07/11/2011

Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Open To Restoring Funds For NJ Cities

Democrats passed a budget that left the aid intact but cut more than $1 million for oversight. In response, Gov. Chris Christie cut $139 million, leaving $10 million to help municipalities with extraordinary hardships like Trenton, Camden and Asbury Park.

07/08/2011

Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Struggling N.J. Towns Face Cuts In State Aid

New Jersey’s struggling municipalities are out $139 million in state aid that was promised — and in some cases awarded — before Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the appropriation in this year’s budget.

07/06/2011

Gov. Chris Christie (credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Lobbyists Push For Restoration Of N.J. Budget Without Gov. Christie’s Cuts

The League of Municipalities says cuts totaling $240 million will adversely impact their ability to provide much-needed property tax relief in their towns.

07/05/2011

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans)

On Heels Of Worker Benefits Deal, Gov. Christie Uses Line-Item Veto To Cut $900M From NJ Budget

In New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie used his power to line-item veto a budget handed to him by Democrats. The governor said he’s keeping his promise to not raise taxes.

07/01/2011

Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Chris Christie Signs New Jersey Budget Averting Government Shutdown

Despite signing the budget, Christie harshly criticized the Democratic legislature, saying they were reverting “to more of the same unrealistic, fantasy budgeting that has plagued Trenton for years.”

06/30/2011

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Assembly & Senate Pass $30.6 Billion Democratic-Backed Budget

The budget now heads to Governor Chris Christie, who has said he won’t sign it. Republicans insist the proposal is unlawful because it relies on more revenue than the state is likely to collect.

06/29/2011

Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Political Battle Expected Over NJ Budget

Republicans led by Gov. Chris Christie want to hold the line on spending and taxes. Democrats led by legislative leaders in the Senate and Assembly want to restore funding to the state’s most needy citizens and fully fund public education, and they want the state’s wealthiest taxpayers to shoulder more of the costs.

06/26/2011

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