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NY Government
11:33 am
Tue August 20, 2013

NY gov't reform group: Cuomo commission should investigate poltical donations loophole

A government reform group in New York wants Governor Cuomo's Moreland Act Commission probe to focus on a loophole that it says has allowed $98 million in unlimited donations to flow into what's known as 'party housekeeping accounts'.

The Moreland Act allows the governor to set up a commission to examine state departments or bureaus, subpoena information, and make recommendations to the legislature.


Superstorm Sandy Recovery
11:27 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Sandy task force recomends beefing up electric grids, suggests federal tax dollars won't pay for it

A report from the presidential task force strategizing ways to rebuild following Superstorm Sandy says communities should plan rebuilding for the coming climate change that includes more flooding and more storms.

Host: WSHU Morning Edition's Tom Kuser

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Foreign Relations
11:06 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Blumenthal, King want U.S. to continue aid to Egypt despite deadly violence there

Several members of Congress including Democratic U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Long Island Republican Congressman Peter King want the U.S. to continue aid to Egypt despite the deadly violence there.


Fracking
10:37 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Anti-fracking protesters anticipating Obama's visit to NY

Anti fracking protesters in New York are making plans to greet President Obama when he tours the upstate region later this week.


Climate Change
9:45 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Conn., NY, looking at signs of climate change in Long Island Sound

With climate change, the saltmarsh sparrow could be an endangered species.
Credit Mark Szantyr

A new joint effort by Connecticut and New York is aimed at identifying the signals, or sentinels, of climate change in and around Long Island Sound. The goal is to help the coastal areas of both states prepare for the effects of a changing climate. But as the CT Mirror's Jan Ellen Spiegel reports, for one key sentinel, time may already be running out.

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