A new bill to municipalize Long Island’s utility includes key worker protections that the union had sought.
The state wants to phase out fossil fuels. Localities have given over a billion dollars in tax breaks to help keep them around.
Workers at Long Island’s leading rooftop solar installation firm voted to unionize, in a New York first. Then the company furloughed almost half of them.
While Hochul considers a bill to pressure state contractors to stop deforestation, the massive food supplier is voicing concerns to her administration.
Hudson Valley legislators and advocates are urging the state to reject the double-digit hike, arguing it could illegally stick customers with the bill for the company’s own mess.
County and municipal economic development agencies play a key role in New York’s wind and solar buildout — but some say it’s not their job.
Climate watchers say the state can’t meet its renewable energy goals without overriding local opposition.
Even as experts warn of mass ethnic cleansing in Gaza, New York politicians have remained unwavering in their support for Israel since the Hamas attack. They’ve been less vocal about their state’s ties to the occupation of Palestine.
In December, the governor vetoed legislation requiring freight trains to be staffed with at least two crew members. Rail workers say it’s a bare minimum for safety.
The deal has been two years in the making, but it’s been a secret for most of that time.
Hochul argues the office would be redundant, because the state already protects utility consumers.
The moratorium expires in December. But New York hasn’t distributed a single dollar of the $70 million of federal water assistance.
New York is showering microchip manufacturers with billions in subsidies—on top of massive federal incentives.
Advocates are pushing the legislature to extend and strengthen a moratorium on water shutoffs set to expire at the end of the month.