Government

Property Tax Rebate called "insignifigant"
7:39 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Cuomo agenda for Long Island gets lukewarm response

Governor Andrew Cuomo before his 2014 State of the State address
Credit AP

In his State of the State message, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo embraced many of his familiar issues: cutting taxes for businesses and estates, boosting tourism, and expanding abortion rights.   A few new items included a proposal to borrow $2 billion dollars for education technology, a push to improve New York City airports , and support for connecting  Metronorth to Penn Station.    For Long Islanders, reaction so far has been lukewarm. 

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Boughton criticizes Malloy's economic record
5:58 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Danbury Mayor Boughton announces run for Governor

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, after announcing his candidacy for Governor on Wednesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton announced on Wednesday that he will once again run for Governor of Connecticut as a Republican candidate.

In announcing his candidacy, the former state representative and seven-term mayor challenged Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s economic record.

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Development
4:15 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Appeal by BLT boatyard demolition to face public hearing tonight

The Stamford Zoning Board of Appeals is holding a public hearing Wednesday night regarding the city’s cease and desist order against Building Land and Technology.

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Biden visits Albany
9:16 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Cuomo, VP Biden meet on infrastructure rebuilding plans

Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after a discussion on the state's rebuilding efforts following Superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hosted Vice President Joe Biden to talk about new ways of rebuilding infrastructure after damaging storms. The two are potential Presidential contenders in 2016 but they had nothing but praise for one another.

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Home heating = less natural gas for electricity
9:47 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Cold snap leads to spike in natural gas prices and increased fossil fuels for electricity

Frigid cold temperatures this week  means a lot of folks are cranking  up the thermostats in their homes. And it turns out one result of that has been a spike in the cost of natural gas, and an increase in the amount of oil and oil used for electricity generation. Jan Ellen Spiegel of the Connecticut Mirror explained what’s happening to WSHU’s Mark Herz.

Read Jan Ellen Spiegel's story in the Connecticut Mirror here.

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