ALBANY—State Senator John Sampson got to do most of the back room negotiating over the deficit package. Senator Malcolm Smith gets to go to California.
Smith, a Queens Democrat, will leave tomorrow for a three-day forum of the National Conference of State Legislators in San Diego, his spokesman Austin Shafran said. Smith will Read More
At the start of my professional career, I worked for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and, like many, I found the federal government to be a source of both inspiration and frustration. It was frustrating because getting it in motion was like turning around a huge cruise ship (no, not the Titanic!). It Read More
The Paterson administration has passed Washington, D.C., the collection plate for Moynihan Station. Earlier this week, the state submitted an application for$98,281,730 in funds from the federal stimulus package out of a pot called “TIGER,” a program in which the Obama administration has broad discretion on how to dole out awards.
(The Read More
It’s official: The Paterson administration has passed Washington, D.C., the collection plate for Moynihan Station. Earlier this week, the state submitted an application for $98,281,730 in funds from the federal stimulus package out of a pot called “TIGER,” a program in which the Obama administration has broad discretion on how to dole Read More
Where, oh where, will President Obama spread billions in high-speed-rail money?
The question is on the minds of many in the transportation world these days—a first round of applications for federal stimulus money was due late last month—and now many have their own set of thoughts on the topic. Thursday morning, Read More
In September 2008, Governor Paterson strode into a Friday luncheon of the New York Building Congress, and pledged he would succeed where the past three people with his job have failed: His administration would carry out the long-desired but ever-elusive plan to expand Pennsylvania Station.
Now, with little heard on the topic since, it Read More
ALBANY—Vice President Joe Biden will travel to suburban Clifton Park Thursday for an event to tout the effects of the federal stimulus package, according to a press release.
The trip comes at a time when the effectiveness of the stimulus money is coming into question, and Biden is the man in front of the Read More
The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week posted its most recent numbers on state-by-state infrastructure spending in the federal stimulus package. The result: Money certainly doesn't get out the door quick. As of May 31, according to the committee, of the $2.86 billion going to New York Read More
The state’s spent $3.2 million of the nearly $2.9 billion it gets in federal stimulus money. Read More
The $800 billion federal stimulus package is only slowly starting to kick in, and we see the President pushing to accelerate job creation over the summer. The good news is that a recent study of green jobs by the Pew Charitable Trusts indicates that the Administration’s focus on sustainability is sound economics- and the government Read More