Residential utility customers in New York pay some of the highest electricity rates in the nation – over 50 percent higher than the national average.
Kennedy pushes legislation that will ensure homeowners and small businesses have a strong voice and forceful advocate fighting for them during rate-setting proceedings.
Kennedy: As electricity bills surge ever higher, New York needs a Utility Consumer Advocate fighting hard every day to protect the interests of working families, senior citizens and small businesses.
With first expansion of the EPIC program since 2001, as many as 3,000 seniors in Cheektowaga may now be eligible.
Seniors with incomes under $75,000 if single and $100,000 for married couples now meet EPIC’s income eligibility requirements.
Over 300 senior citizens from the 63rd Senate District, covering Buffalo, Cheektowaga and Lackawanna, join Kennedy at outreach event to gain access to state agencies, local service-providers.
Kennedy presents state honors, the New York State Senate Liberty Medal, to World War II veterans from WNY.
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