SENATOR SKELOS AND FELLOW LONG ISLAND SENATORS CALL ON LIPA BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO REJECT PROPOSAL TO RAISE RATES
LIPA ratepayers already pay some of the highest utility costs in the country. On top of that, they pay some of the nation’s highest property taxes and are dealing with some of the worst economic conditions since the great depression. They cannot afford to keep paying more.
With over 94,000 Long Islanders unemployed, and every family feeling the effects of the current economy, now is not the time to raise their bills even higher.We strongly urge you to reject a rate increase because of the effect it will have on LIPA ratepayers.