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Conn. legislators head into session on gas tax, other issues

Nov. 27, 2022 10:50 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are set to discuss gasoline taxes, heating-bill help, pandemic pay for essential workers and other issues when they convene Monday for a special legislative session. Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday he was calling the General Assembly...

New Mexico court asked to reconsider electricity rate case

Nov. 25, 2022 14:32 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is being asked to reconsider its decision allowing the state’s largest electric utility to delay issuing rate credits to customers that were prompted by the recent closure of one of the Southwest's largest coal-fired power plants. ...

EXPLAINER: What's the effect of Russian oil price cap, ban?

Nov. 24, 2022 13:33 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Western governments are aiming to cap the price of Russia's oil exports in an attempt to limit the fossil fuel earnings that support Moscow's budget, its military and the invasion of Ukraine. The cap is set to take effect on Dec. 5, the same day the...

Mike Dunleavy is 1st Alaska governor reelected since '98

Nov. 23, 2022 20:42 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy has won reelection, becoming the first governor in the state since 1998 to win back-to-back terms. Dunleavy received over 50% of the vote after final tallies were released Wednesday, and the race did not go to ranked choice...

Extended gas tax holiday, pandemic pay on lawmakers' agenda

Nov. 23, 2022 16:21 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state legislators will return to the Capitol on Monday to consider extending the soon-to-expire gas tax holiday and increase funding for state pandemic payments to essential workers, as well as vote on several other initiatives aimed at helping residents cope...

Japan nuclear watchdog considering extending reactor life

Nov. 21, 2022 06:53 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese nuclear regulators are considering revising a safety evaluation system to allow aging reactors to operate beyond the current 60-year limit, but the move is aimed at preventing safety lapses and is not motivated by government efforts to increase use of nuclear power, an...

Regulators approve $30.5M electric rate hike for DTE Energy

Nov. 19, 2022 13:56 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators have approved a $30.5 million electric rate hike for DTE Energy customers that's less than 10% of the increase the utility had sought. The change will take effect on Nov. 25 and result in an increase of about 71 cents monthly for a typical...

Environmental groups oppose pipeline expansion in Pacific NW

Nov. 19, 2022 12:57 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. government has taken a step toward approving the expansion of a natural gas pipeline in the Pacific Northwest — a move opposed by environmentalists and the attorneys general of Oregon, California and Washington state. The Federal Energy Regulatory...

House Democrats request review of local water utilities

Nov. 18, 2022 19:12 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Amid an investigation into the water crisis in Mississippi's capital city, two congressional Democrats are requesting a review of the federal government's efforts to maintain local water utilities. In a letter to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro on Friday,...

Biden says inflation help is coming but 'will take time'

Nov. 18, 2022 14:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden cautioned on Friday that “it's going to take time” for inflation to recede, but he offered fresh assurance that legislation he signed earlier this year will soon help limit costs for health care and energy. He made the remarks while...