New York’s Department of Public Service held public hearings Thursday on PSEG’s new storm emergency plan for Long Island electric customers. The updated plan is largely the same as LIPA's but with an improvements to customer communication.
Connecticut ‘s Department of Revenue Services wants to go after taxpayers with incomes in illegal offshore tax shelters, even if they no longer live in Connecticut. The department made the case to state lawmakers on Thursday.
Connecticut lawmakers heard testimony on Wednesday in favor of a delay in implementing new common core education standards. The state’s education committee also heard from education officials who argued a moratorium would be a setback for the state.
Environmentalists pressuring lawmakers to remove nitrogen from ground water. From left to right: Researcher Christopher Gobler, Environmentalist Adrienne Esposito and Pine Barrens Society's RIchard Ampher
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is considering legislation that would pay back some $55 million that environmentalists say lawmakers "raided" from a water quality fund. This comes as environmentalists are ramping up public pressure on the issue.