Jul 25, 2014 — Despite a bipartisan bill making its way through Congress to keep road and bridge projects funded, there's still concerns about the long-term health of the highway fund. A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House has passed short-term funding that was based on a budget gimmick. The Senate is expected to take it up soon.
Lawmakers in the region say Congress is failing voters by avoiding a long-term solution. Go to full article
The White House rolled out the comprehensive report in early May. Its message was clear: human-caused climate change is happening now, and it's affecting everyday lives.
The Obama Administration is expected to issue a new rule Monday to cut carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.
The executive action is an attempt to bypass Congress, where climate change policy has stalled, and there's bipartisan support for action on climate change among New York's congressional delegation. Go to full article