Government

Hydro-fracking in NY
7:28 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Cuomo doesn't expect decision on fracking until November election or later

In this file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Grol

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he may not decide whether the sate should go ahead with hydro-fracking for natural gas until after the November 2014 elections.

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Metro-North Safety
10:03 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Senators: Federal Railroad Administration underfunded

Passengers exit a Metro-North train at New York's Grand Central Terminal (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Richard Drew

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Charles Schumer of New York say the Federal Railroad Administration only has enough funding for 1% of the safety measures they say are needed to make trains safe.

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Human development banned in 24k acres
4:27 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

NY approves largest land preserve in generation

Hudson River Gorge Wilderness about 4-hours north of Long Island near Indian Lake
Credit AP Photo/Carl Heilman, II

A New York State panel voted Friday to create a vast new 24,000 acre wilderness area along a remote stretch of the upper Hudson River, about four hours north of Long Island.  The land had been owned by a logging company and environmentalists feared that remote stretches of the upper Hudson might be sold for resort or second-home development.  This decision by the Adirondack Park Agency commission sets aside a sprawling area of wild rivers, pristine lakes, and forests where most human development will be banned.   

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Investors snatch up $2B in LIPA bonds
5:48 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

NY helps LIPA restructure debt at lower cost

Credit AP

The Long Island Power Authority says it has finished restructuring more $2 billion dollars worth of debt.   LIPA says the borrowing could save rate payers some $130 million over 27 years.  

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One year since Sandy Hook shooting
6:26 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Murphy says Senate should be embarrassed by lack of action on guns

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy on the floor of the Senate with a photo of grieving Sandy Hook families

This weekend will mark one year since the school shooting in Newtown. U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut spoke about Newtown on the Senate floor Wednesday, bitterly criticizing his colleagues.

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