An audit says employees of New York public authorities are paid more than 7 billion dollars a year. The New York Comptroller’s office performed the audit to look at how the authorities are using public money.
Fire Island National Seashore has received a $1 million federal grant to study a controversial breach caused by last year's Superstorm Sandy. The money is part of the $50 billion dollar Sandy Recovery Act and will go toward answering both short and long term questions.
Issues facing Metro-North railroad were the focus of a public hearing on Wednesday. Members of the Connecticut General Assembly's Transportation Committee voiced concern about recent incidents, including two derailments, a power failure, and the death of a track foreman.
Suffolk County settled another lawsuit with the US Attorney's office Wednesday. This latest one will cost tax payers $2-million for environmental violations stemming from underground storage tanks owned by the county.