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A storm-damaged home awaits demolition in the New Dorp area of Staten Island. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

New York State Pushes Banks To Release Over $200 Million In Sandy Aid

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that his administration is working with banks to release nearly $208 million in checks already approved for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

02/12/2013

An electrical crew contracted by LIPA works on overhead lines on Old Country Road in Melville - Nov. 19, 2012 (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Moreland Commission: Eliminate LIPA In Wake Of Hurricane Sandy Failure

The Moreland Commission, appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo after LIPA, Con Edison and other utilities struggled to turn the lights back on after Sandy, has heard consumer outrage and now has a proposal to do something about it.

01/07/2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Mike Groll/AP)

Gov. Cuomo Aide Benjamin Lawsky New Head Of Financial Oversight In New York

The New York Senate has confirmed Benjamin Lawsky, a former federal prosecutor in Manhattan and Cuomo’s chief of staff, is the first superintendent of the Department of Financial Services. He was a special assistant to Cuomo as attorney general.

05/25/2011