A coalition of anti-smoking groups is calling on Vermont legislators to pass a cigarette tax increase. But businesses that operate near the state’s borders say previous tax increases have led to revenue losses and any further hikes would mean even less traffic.
New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan has asked Secretary of State John Kerry for a thorough environmental and permitting process before allowing any existing pipelines in the state to transport tar sands oil.
Foreign Direct Investment magazine has issued its biennial ‘Cities of the Future’ rankings. Montreal and New York City rank highly on the major metropolitan lists. Plattsburgh, New York also ranks in the top five micropolitan areas of economic potential.
New York's Public Service Commission has approved the Champlain Hudson Power Express, a plan to build an 330-mile power line from Quebec to Queens that would be placed mostly under Lake Champlain and the Hudson River.