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Plugging along

A bill to allow electric-powered bicycles to share the road in New York state is supposed to be introduced to the state Senate this month.

Reform bill ‘death knell’ for IDAs

In the political climate of soaring budget deficits and spending-cut pressures, economic development officials are watching the progress in Albany of reform legislation.

Track work

When a conductor punched Joseph Marie’s ticket, little could he have known that it might be the symbolic equivalent of punching his future Amtrak timecards.

Track work

When a conductor punched Joseph Marie’s ticket, little could he have known that it might be the symbolic equivalent of punching his future Amtrak timecards.

Not yet in the bag

What price plastic?

Council Lobbies In Albany

 Twenty-five Business Council of ...

HB-6187: DNR for business

Generally one way to get out of a recession is to encourage businesses to expand.

Senator takes state’s pulse

A veteran state legislator offered his take last week on the state of the state and doesn’t like what he sees, either economically or politically.

Center to develop roadmap for renewable energy

As New York power producers prepare to bid this month for credits against carbon dioxide emissions, the state has assigned a think tank the task of developing a roadmap for renewable energy in the Empire State.

Use it or lose it

Speed, compliance, transparency.

Border War


Rockland Business Association President Al Samuels is in a competition for attracting business with the neighbor next door.

Stronger economy, smaller government

Recharging Connecticut’s economy, creating a smaller, better state government, helping cities and towns, and staying focused on education are all key priorities of Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s new, two-year state budget proposal.

Senate Dems seek to prod banks to reveal use of TARP...

State Senate Democrats are trying to track how New York-chartered banks are using largely unaccounted federal funds from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Troubled Assets Relief Program as the first step toward an action plan for the best use of those funds to benefit communities in the state.

Vintage Fight

Liquor store operators and New York winemakers could be stomped out of business if a proposal by Gov. David Paterson is adopted.

Vintage Fight

You can’t make wine without stomping grapes, but liquor store operators and New York winemakers say they could be stomped out of business if a proposal by Gov. David Paterson is adopted that would allow wine to be sold in supermarkets and convenience stores.