Angry residents pleading to the Long Island Power Authority for electricity to be restored in Mastic Beach. LIPA came under withering criticism since Sandy knocked out power to more than a million of its customers in 2012
On Wednesday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo praised Long Island's new electric company PSEG for, among other things, greatly reducing the time customers had to wait for outages to be fixed. WSHU's Charles Lane has this report on t how PSEG was able to do this.
Connecticut newspaper publishers are pushing back against a proposal to remove a state requirement that municipalities place public notices in newspapers. The proposal is part of the Democrats legislative agenda to cut the cost of government. A legislative committee held a public hearing on the proposal in Hartford on Wednesday.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was on Long Island today delivering the same budget presentation he gave statewide several weeks ago. Cuomo’s says the purpose of his visit was to amplify his voice in what he expects to be a “loud” legislative session.
The federal government has turned down a request to help Connecticut cities and towns replenish their snow removal budgets. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro announced this to mayors and first selectmen in her Congressional district on Tuesday.
The Connecticut General Assembly's Labor Committee held a public hearing on Tuesday to address Governor Daniel Malloy’s proposed minimum wage hike. There were mixed reviews on the proposal, which would raise the state minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.