ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is granting $1 million for trails and attractions related to the Erie Canal. The Corning Museum of Glass will get $148,000 to install a mobile glass-blowing studio on a barge.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new state law will require the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to post its financial plans online before the proposals are voted on by the MTA board. The agency, which oversees the New York City subway system, has approved multi-year billion-dollar spending plans in the past with little public oversight. Democratic state Assemblyman David Buchwald, the sponsor of the new requirement, says the public deserves to know how the agency spends its money.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Screening devices that detect suicide vests like the one that exploded in a New York City subway tunnel are being tested in a Los Angeles transit station. But U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says the Transportation Security Administration should speed up plans to deploy the technology nationally. The screening devices project waves at passengers walking through a station without slowing them down. The TSA says they're still in the test phase.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Christmastime is typically a busy time of year for American seafood exporters, as lobster is popular in some European countries around the holiday. But Canada and the EU brokered a deal this year that gets rid of tariffs on Canadian lobster exports to the 28-nation bloc. Members of the U.S. lobster industry, which is based in New England, said exports to Europe have been pretty typical this year, but they're worried about the future.
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