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EPA Derails Cuomo's Tappan Zee Funding Plan

by Associated Press
Tappan Zee Bridge

Tappan Zee Bridge, Antonio Rivera, flickr

The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected almost all of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to use clean water funds to help pay for a new Tappan Zee Bridge.
 
The agency says Tuesday that only $29 million of Cuomo's $511 million proposal meets federal requirements.

NYC Bill Would Ban Credit Checks in Hiring, Firing

by Associated Press
Job Interview

bpsusf, Flickr 

New York City Council members are considering a bill that would prevent companies from using credit checks in employment decisions.

   The bill's chief sponsor, Councilman Brad Lander, said Friday that job seekers should be judged by their qualifications, not by whether they have enough money to pay their bills.

   Lander spoke at a hearing of the Council's Civil Rights Committee.

9/11 Fund hands out $100M in Scholarships

by Associated Press
9/11 Tribute in Light
 
A scholarship fund set up for families of 9/11 victims said Wednesday it recently surpassed $100 million in awards handed out since the terrorist attacks.
 
The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund said it surpassed the milestone while awarding more than $11 million in the 2013-2014 academic year.

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