Investigators are working in Connecticut to gather evidence from yesterday’s collision between two Metro-North Railroad commuter trains so they can restore Amtrak and other rail service between New York and Boston.
Two Metro-North Railroad commuter trains collided in Bridgeport, Connecticut, injuring dozens of people and limiting Amtrak service between New York and Boston in one of the worst U.S. passenger rail accidents since 2008.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to break the connection between cash and politics that’s led to corruption in Albany for decades, and he says public financing of election campaigns is the solution.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed creating a panel of officials to help struggling governments reorganize and merge, a step meant to avoid a state control board taking over a municipality’s finances.
Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. will take over operations of the Long Island Power Authority, leaving the state-owned utility without any day-to-day responsibilities after thousands of its customers were left without power for weeks by Hurricane Sandy.
Senator Tom Libous, a champion of fracking in the New York Legislature, is blocking a bill that would delay drilling for natural gas for at least two more years. Passage of the measure would harm the prospects of a real-estate company founded by Libous’s wife and run by a business partner and campaign donor.
New York Water Rangers, a coalition of 10 environmental groups, is calling on state Senator Tom Libous to recuse himself from fracking deliberations after his ties to a real estate company with a natural-gas lease were disclosed.
Consolidated Edison Inc. Chief Executive Officer Kevin Burke and three other executives returned 2012 bonuses as Governor Andrew Cuomo called for a halt to the payments while officials investigate the response to Hurricane Sandy.