New York State's Assembly on Tuesday easily passed the nation's toughest gun control law, calling for a stricter assault weapons ban and provisions to try to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill who make threats.» Read More
NEW YORK, April 30- Six months after Hurricane Sandy ripped into the U.S. East Coast and triggered one of the worst energy crises in decades, there is scattered evidence companies and state agencies have moved to strengthen complex fuel supply networks against future storms.
April 15- The trustee seeking money for Bernard Madoff's victims was barred on Monday from blocking a $410 million settlement resolving New York state's claims against Wall Street hedge fund manager Ezra Merkin, who was accused of secretly steering client money to the swindler.
*Assurant to pay $14 million in civil penalty; refund affected homeowners. March 21- New York state regulators said they have reached a settlement with Assurant Inc over "force-placed" insurance policies, with the insurer agreeing to pay $14 million in civil penalty, refund some home owners and modify certain business practices.
A tax on wealthy New Yorkers follows efforts in other states to improve shaky balance sheets with revenue from those with top incomes.
March 14- New York utility regulators on Thursday approved a proposal to seek 1,350 megawatts of generation or transmission later in March to keep the power grid reliable in case Entergy Corp's Indian Point nuclear power plant is closed.
March 14- New York utility regulators on Thursday approved a proposal to seek 1,350 megawatts of generation or transmission later this month to keep the power grid reliable in case Entergy Corp's Indian Point nuclear power plant shuts.
WASHINGTON, Feb 6- States involved in the developing northeastern U.S. carbon market are expected to announce on Thursday that they will reduce the program's emissions cap as a way to stimulate allowance trading and strengthen its environmental goals, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Jan 22- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed on Tuesday a $136.5 billion state budget for fiscal 2014 that boosts education spending and closes a $1.3 billion gap without raising taxes. The spending plan, which would be a 1.9 percent increase, or $2.5 billion, from the current fiscal year, must be approved by state lawmakers.
*Assault weapons ban may be tough sell to Congress. Obama's agenda- shaping up as the most ambitious gun-control push in decades- will include executive and legislative action, with the latter sure to face an uphill battle in Congress where appetite for reinstating an assault weapons ban is low.
*Assault weapons ban may be tough sell to Congress. The proposals will include executive and legislative action, with the latter sure to face an uphill battle in Congress, where appetite for renewing an assault weapons ban is low.
WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved $50.5 billion in long-delayed federal disaster aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy, but not before Republicans flexed their budget-cutting muscle to strike some spending provisions.
*White House invites children as backdrop for gun control plan. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who led a task force that made recommendations on the issue, will present the measures at a White House event attended by children from around the country who wrote letters to the president about gun violence and school safety.
New York State's Assembly on Tuesday easily passed the nation's toughest gun control law, calling for a stricter assault weapons ban and provisions to try to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill who make threats.
Jan 10- Revenues for Atlantic City casinos in 2012 fell 8 percent from the previous year to $3.05 billion, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement reported on Thursday.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on Vice President Joe Biden's focus on the problems with gun violence; and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for tougher gun laws in his state. Karen Finney, The Hill columnist; Guy Benson, Townhall.com; and Mark Simone, WOR Radio Talk Show host, share their opinions.
Jan 9- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed on Wednesday dozens of new initiatives for the state, including new casinos and other measures aimed at helping upstate areas regain their financial footing after decades of economic decline.
Jan 9- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called on Wednesday for raising the state's minimum wage by nearly 21 percent, to $8.75 an hour. New York's current rate of $7.25 an hour is below that of 19 other states, he said.
*National Grid operates LIPA's power system. The Moreland Commission, set up by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, found that LIPA had a "dysfunctional management structure" that led to an operational and communications disconnect between LIPA and National Grid, and an inadequate response to Sandy.
LIPA, a state-owned entity with just 100 employees, provides power on Long Island through a services agreement with UK power company National Grid Plc.
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner made a U-turn on Wednesday to clear the way for approval of $60 billion in Superstorm Sandy relief by mid-January after drawing withering fire from fellow Republicans, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, for canceling an earlier vote.