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Setting the Agenda: The Environment

Written by Adam Janos on . Posted in Budget/Taxes, Energy, Environment

A tanker ship carries natural gas, a controversial fuel source due to the debate over hydrofracking. According to New York League of Conservation Voters President Marcia Bystryn, the New York Legislature did pretty well with the environment last year. “We give them a B-minus, overall,” Bystryn told City & State, noting that—outside of a solar tax credit—the environmentalist group’s top goals for the session were all met. Those goals included a food metrics bill to help assess greener food production… [More]

Setting the Agenda: Insurance and Finance

Written by Adam Janos on . Posted in Banking/Insurance

A New York City taxi is caught during flooding from Hurricane Irene (Photo: Scott Witt) The relationship between insurance companies and the state was heated at times last year. The Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued online report cards for insurance companies based on their response record in the wake of Sandy, a measure that drew the ire of those in the industry who already felt overburdened by the workload the storm had caused. Meanwhile, the state Senate and Assembly… [More]