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.
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.
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.
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.