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Members of the New York State Senate at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. At the end of the legislative year, the Senate and Assembly approved Cuomo's teacher evaluation plan. AP/Hans Pennink
David Howard King for the Gotham Gazette  |  November 16, 2012 3:39 PM | Comments
Lessening the impact of storms has diverted attention from campaign financing, the minimum wage and marijuana possession laws.
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David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 16, 2012 10:47 AM | Comments
After Hurricane Sandy, FEMA and the Small Business Administration don’t always fill the gap left by insurance coverage.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  November 15, 2012 2:39 PM | Comments
An expert psychiatrist gives parents advice on helping children with post-storm anxiety and schools help students cope when they return to class.VIDEO
The share of total income going to the top 1 percent in NYS and NYC rose sharply between 1980 and 2010. (2011 and 2012 projected.) Graph courtesy of the Fiscal Policy Institute.
Georgia Kral  |  November 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
The Fiscal Policy Institute's report shows the gap between the city's and state's rich and poor has been a trend since the 1970s.VIDEO
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Mike Schneider for NJ Today  |  November 14, 2012 11:34 PM | Comments
Martin Robins, founding director of the Alan Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University and former executive director of NJTransit gives an update on the NJTransit recovery.VIDEO
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David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 14, 2012 11:24 PM | Comments
FEMA has said the most common need in Jersey City is housing for the large number of displaced victims.VIDEO
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Rick Karr  |  November 14, 2012 11:15 PM | Updated: Nov. 16, 2012 3:45 PM | Comments
Rick Karr reports on efforts to help residents at Knickerbocker Village on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and is joined by NY State Senator Daniel Squadron.VIDEO
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November 14, 2012 11:03 PM | Comments
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism students Jon Gerberg and Kristen Reed report from the Coney Island Gospel Assembly Church.VIDEO
The New York Art Foundry studio was completely flooded after the banks of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn were breached by Hurricane Sandy's storm surge. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  November 14, 2012 7:05 PM | Updated: November 14, 2012 5:00 PM | Comments
Businesses are coming back to life in the areas of the city most affected by Hurricane Sandy. The city's Department of Small Business Services provides many resources. VIDEO
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Beth Garbitelli  |  November 14, 2012 7:00 PM | Updated: November 14, 2012 | Comments
The failure of the power grid have left many people wondering where the system went wrong. An energy consultant provides perspective.VIDEO
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