The governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and more than 100 influential business leaders called on the U.S. Congress to decide on $60 billion in aid for Superstorm Sandy relief before the holidays begin. The governors said Congress had taken longer to approve aid to their states than it had for relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina. Business executives also wrote a letter to congressional representatives. "We believe that failure to expeditiously fund storm relief and recovery will severely weaken this region and worsen our nation's overall fiscal condition," they wrote.
In the Press...
Utilities To Give Rebates For Lost Service During Sandy (Associated Press)
Republican Senator Who Voted For Gay Marriage Concedes (Gotham Gazette)
Countdown 'Til Senate Democrats Pick a New Leader? (Gotham Gazette)
NY Court Upholds 9/11 Benefits for 3 NYPD Officers (Associated Press)
MTA Head Recommends Fare Hike (Daily News)
Teachers' Pensions To Fund Post-Sandy Infrastructure Improvements (Gotham Schools)
State AG Looking At Elections Spending By Nonprofits (Albany Times Union)
Bloomberg Signs Pedicab Bill Into Law (Wall Street Journal)
Fight For Council Speaker's Seat Already Beginning (Wall Street Journal)