Around The Towns: Lawmakers Fight Electric Hike, Scorn Guns, Restore Federal Funds, Praise LGBT [Daily Voice Plus]]

Originally published in Daily Voice Plus on June 27, 2019.

State Sen. Shelley B. Mayer of Yonkers recently testified against Con Edison's proposed electric and gas rate increase for 3.5 million Westchester and New York City customers.

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At a June 25 public hearing,  Mayer said: “For many Westchester residents, these increases pose serious challenges, particularly for older residents living on fixed incomes, and struggling to afford high property taxes and a lack of affordable housing. 

Mayer added the substantial rate increase request "is particularly troubling in light of Con Ed’s persistently poor record" of restorations after storms and threatened moratorium on new gas connections.