Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker says it would cost at least $3 billion to upgrade infrastructure needed before trains on Metro-North railroad can go faster. Politicians and business leaders argue the investment would help the state's economy and ease traffic woes.
After Superstorm Sandy communities high and dry for as long as anyone can remember suddenly found themselves under eight feet of water. Post Sandy, a booming business in New York and New Jersey is house lifting. Picking a house up and setting it on stilts or a higher foundation to protect it from a future storm surge. But the rush to lift houses has regulators scurrying to catch up.
The Attorneys General of Connecticut, New York and a dozen other states filed a brief Friday with a federal appeals court, arguing that same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Hawaii are unconstitutional.