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A few hours after an oil spill near the Port of Albany released 100 gallons of crude, U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko said it was another sign that the nation needs to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.
In the shadow of a dreamed-of Penn Station overhaul
Is it likely Wu will win? Maybe not.it’s possible. Which means Cuomo could end up with a running mate (TimWu) and nominal number two in government that he doesn’t want, and won’t be able to control. www.capitalnewyork.com
Governor's Working Families allies commence attacks on anti-establishment LG candidate
New York Legislature sends climate change bill to Cuomo. The bill would make New York one of the first states to enshrine preparation for climate change into legislation. Other states, including Indiana and North Carolina, have prevented climate change co www.capitalnewyork.com
Bill was approved by both house of the Legislature
Clock ticking on Hudson crossings, Amtrak warns: "less than 20" years left in the lives of century-old critical NYC/NJ infrastructure www.capitalnewyork.com
'I’m being told we got something less than 20 years before we have to shut one or two down'
Local anti-fracking activist wins world's largest environmental prize | “Fracking is a symptom of a much larger problem in our society, an oligarchy, a complete separation of people making decision and those whose lives they affect,” she said. www.capitalnewyork.com
Ithaca-based lawyer organized fracking bans in New York communities
Governor cuts his own deal with party's constituent unions
Education Reform Now, run by hedge-funders, gave Cuomo $65,000 through its PAC since 2010
With New York’s 29 electors, the interstate compact now has 160 — 60 percent of the 270 it needs.
The governor included a proposal for six-to-one matching funds in his budget
"Moskowitz is closing all 22 of her schools for the day to attempt to rally support in Albany, and has asked teachers to provide instruction to students on buses up to the Capitol" www.capitalnewyork.com
De Blasio administration reverses three of Success Academies' co-location proposals
Conservative author and professor Dinesh D'Souza was indicted for funneling $20,000 in straw donations during the 2012 campaign.
The new City Council speaker did not report any charitable giving in 2012
Will appear with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
[NY Attorney General Eric] Schneiderman says nuclear regulators are downplaying waste-storage risk www.capitalnewyork.com
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is criticizing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for its assessment of the risks surrounding the storage of nuclear waste on site at the nation's 100 reactors, including those at Indian Point in Westchester County.
Rep. Peter King thinks Republicans in the House could have bargained for much more than they're getting in a pending Senate deal, if only the House had kept the government open in September and focused on negotiation over the federal debt limit.
Anthony Weiner is supporting Bill de Blasio for mayor, he said in an email to Capital.
A former F.B.I. employee has agreed to plead guilty of providing national defense intel to the media, making him the latest press source to be caught up in the Obama administration's aggressive clampdown on leakers. www.capitalnewyork.com
A former F.B.I. employee has agreed to plead guilty of providing national defense intel to the media, making him the latest press source to be caught up in the Obama administration's aggressive clampdown on leakers.
Bloomberg cites stop-and-frisk in presenting the 'largest gun bust in the city's history' www.capitalnewyork.com
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today announced "the largest gun bus in the city's history," and used it to defend stop-and-frisk.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand appeared on "The Daily Show" last night for what was supposed to have been a sympathetic interview about her work to overhaul the military's treatment of sexual assault cases.