The bill in Congress could cut close to $1 billion in MTA funding. City Council members say that would mean many of the improvement projects that are planned would be stopped short and straphangers could end up paying the difference.
It would essentially be the same route of the ARC Tunnel – the controversial plan that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie canceled because of funding concerns.
Administration officials privately called S&P’s analysis flawed. But Obama himself refrained from comment as he spent the weekend at Camp David.
The aid for cities was among dozens of items Gov. Chris Christie vetoed before signing the new state budget into law.
Legislation was passed Thursday by the New York State Senate. The bill is in response to tour bus crashes in New York and other states.
State Senator Ed Meyer is hoping the state of Connecticut will go the way of Westport in ending distribution of plastic bags to shoppers.
Lieberman said Wednesday that he won’t seek a fifth term.
Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut has confirmed that he will retire next year.
Former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz says she’s running for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Joe Lieberman in 2012.
Now with a firm grip on the job he has long aspired to, Richard Blumenthal heads to the U.S. Senate when the new Congress begins its session in January.
Allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military is a step toward equality, advocates say, but a fight for other social changes such as gay marriage still lies ahead.
The 9/11 health bill has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, but remains stalled in the U.S. Senate.
New York’s senior Senator is demanding the FTC crackdown on retailers who are charging customers hidden fees when they return products purchased online.
Critics questioned whether the bill is affordable and does enough to ensure that only people with illnesses related to trade center dust get help.
Senate Republicans have blocked a bill to aid people who got sick after exposure to dust from the World Trade Center’s collapse.