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Commuters step off the subway (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

City Council Warns Transportation Bill In DC Could Hurt NYC Commuters

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.

03/14/2012

Gateway Tunnel Project (credit: Amtrak)

Senate Approves $15 Million For New Hudson Rail Tunnel

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.

11/02/2011

President Barack Obama (credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama: Washington ‘Must Do Better’ In Addressing Debt

Administration officials privately called S&P’s analysis flawed. But Obama himself refrained from comment as he spent the weekend at Camp David.

08/06/2011

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Senate To Vote On Funding For Struggling Municipalities

The aid for cities was among dozens of items Gov. Chris Christie vetoed before signing the new state budget into law.

07/12/2011

In this photo provided by the Virginia State Police on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, authorities investigate a commercial bus accident on Interstate 95 near Bowling Green, Va. (credit: Virginia State Police)

NY Senate Passes Bill Requiring Bus Driver Reviews

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.

06/02/2011

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CT Senate Holding Hearing On Plastic Bag Fee

State Senator Ed Meyer is hoping the state of Connecticut will go the way of Westport in ending distribution of plastic bags to shoppers.

02/07/2011

Rep. Chris Murphy is seen in his official headshot - File / Photo: Office of Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy Wants Joe Lieberman’s Senate Seat

Lieberman said Wednesday that he won’t seek a fifth term.

01/20/2011

Sen. Joe Lieberman is seen during a news conference on Capitol Hill - Washington, DC - Dec 18, 2010 - Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

Sen. Joe Lieberman Announces Retirement

Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut has confirmed that he will retire next year.

01/19/2011

The Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz is seen at an Election Night gathering - Hartford, CT - Nov 2, 2010

Connecticut’s Susan Bysiewicz Eyes U.S. Senate

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.

01/18/2011

Richard Blumenthal celebrates his victory over Linda McMahon in the U.S. Senate race - Hartford, CT - Nov 2, 2010 - Photo: Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images

CT’s Richard Blumenthal Looks Ahead to U.S. Senate

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.

12/23/2010

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Gays See Repeal As A Civil Rights Milestone

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.

12/19/2010

A screenshot from the Thursday, December 16, 2010 edition of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"

‘Daily Show’ Devotes Most Of Program To 9/11 Health

The 9/11 health bill has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, but remains stalled in the U.S. Senate.

12/17/2010

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Schumer Seeks Disclosure For Online Return Fees

New York’s senior Senator is demanding the FTC crackdown on retailers who are charging customers hidden fees when they return products purchased online.

12/12/2010

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

9/11 Health Bill Backers Vow To Continue Support

Critics questioned whether the bill is affordable and does enough to ensure that only people with illnesses related to trade center dust get help.

12/10/2010

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

9/11 Health Bill Falls Short In Senate Test Vote

Senate Republicans have blocked a bill to aid people who got sick after exposure to dust from the World Trade Center’s collapse.

12/09/2010

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