Long Island

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Government reform groups say you can add one more item to the long list of reforms that they believe are needed in Albany. They say limits are needed on campaign contributions to county political committees. The committees’ collection and distribution of money factor into a growing criminal case against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, and upstate Senate races in 2014.

EPA Approves Dredging Plan, Angering Environmentalists

Apr 29, 2016
Steve Resler

On Wednesday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved a 30-year-plan for the continued dumping of dredge material in the Long Island Sound. The Army Corps of Engineers dredges silt and sand from rivers and ports to keep them navigable.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) supports the plan. He says dredging is important to Connecticut’s economy. 

N.Y. AG: Online Voter Registration Is Legal

Apr 26, 2016
Mary Altaffer / AP

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he believes online voter registration is allowed under state election law. The opinion is in response to a request for guidance from Suffolk County.

The question posed by Suffolk in February was whether an “electronic signature” can be considered binding under state law. 

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)’s Small Business Development Program is looking to give Long Island minority and women business owners a chance to develop and grow within the construction industry.  

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Clean air advocates say residents of Connecticut and Suffolk County are breathing unhealthy air.

The American Lung Association has released its annual report card, which gives a failing grade for ozone pollution to every county in Connecticut and to Suffolk County on Long Island.

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