Statement From Senator Fuschillo: Governor Wrong To Veto Law Providing Oversight Of Lipa Rate Increases
I am extremely disappointed that Governor David Paterson vetoed a proposed law that would have prevented the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) from imposing large rate increases without a state review process. Equally troubling is the fact that the LIPA administration aggressively opposed this legislation that would have held it accountable to ratepayers.
LIPA ratepayers deserve to know why their rates are being raised. I will continue to fight for enactment of this legislation to provide oversight of LIPA’s rate increase practices.