Government

95% of old LIPA still remains
7:26 am
Fri April 25, 2014

New utility, but little changed within the ranks

Nearly five months after New Jersey based PSEG took over Long Island's electric grid much of what officials complained about still remains.
Credit AP/Mel Evans

After a yearlong campaign to end what New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called a “failed” and “bloated” agency, New Jersey-based PSEG is now almost five months into running Long Island’s electric grid. They took over National Grid's contract with the Long Island Power Authority and assumed much more operational control. But according to records and interviews, much of what was “failed” and “bloated” still remains today. On top of that, it costs more.  

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UTC is Conn's largest private employer
6:09 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Bill allowing UTC to use $500 million in state tax credits makes it through the Conn legislature

The Connecticut Senate has approved a bill that would allow United Technologies Corporation to use $500 million in state tax credits to upgrade and expand its facilities in the state. The bill passed by a vote of 34 to 2 on Thursday.

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Lawmakers urged to show more leadership in housing
4:58 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Nonprofit: Long Island housing uncompetitive, unsustainable

A rendering of the Ronkonkoma Hub project set to bring 1,500 apartments near the Ronkonkoma train station.
Credit Handout

An advocate for affordable housing warned Suffolk County lawmakers Wednesday that Long Island is losing the competition for future residents. Lawmakers were told current zoning laws are forcing young professionals to flee Long Island.  

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Bills await action in the state House
10:49 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Conn. State Senate passes bills intended to help consumers

The Connecticut State Capitol building (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Tuesday was a busy day for the Connecticut State Senate. It passed a range of bills intended to help the consumer. Those include one bill that could give police chiefs in cities and towns a say over the renewal of liquor permits and another to modernize the state's Do Not Call Registry.

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Rules will impact where turbines can be built
7:04 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Wind turbine moratorium in Conn. ended with approval of new regulations

A wind turbine in Oklahoma
Credit AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki

Connecticut lawmakers broke an impasse Tuesday, approving regulations for wind power. The approval ends a moratorium on new wind turbines in the state.

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