A new law in Massachusetts sets a uniform standard for rating the severity of natural gas leaks and sets a timetable for making repairs. Governor Deval Patrick publicized the new law at a ceremonial bill signing today in Springfield -- a city still scarred from a natural gas explosion two years ago.
The bill establishes natural gas leak classification standards. It requires the gas companies to repair the most dangerous leaks immediately and produce plans for the timely replacement of aging pipelines. Repairs must be prioritized if the leak is detected in a school zone.
A Republican businessman seeking his party's nomination to challenge Vermont's incumbent Democratic governor says he was arrested twice when he was in college for driving under the influence of alcohol and once for drug possession.
Connecticut’s former Governor John Rowland is seeking to prevent jurors from hearing details of his conviction on a corruption-related charge during his upcoming trial on charges that he tried to create secret consultant roles with two congressional campaigns.