Hudson Valley and Catskills, NY…Senator Jen Metzger (SD-42) today addressed the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) public hearing on the joint proposal of New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) for a three year rate plan. Metzger opposed the 27% increase in rates over three years as well as the 2021 closure of NYSEG's Liberty walk-in office, and called for expedited investment in antiquated infrastructure and vegetation management to address frequent power outages and disruptions rather than spending $500 million on new metering technology at this time. The Senator’s comments are available here.
Jen Metzger represents the 42nd Senate District, which includes all of Sullivan County and parts of Delaware, Orange, and Ulster Counties. Senator Metzger serves as Chair of the Agriculture Committee and sits on the Environmental Conservation, Education, Health, Energy and Telecommunications, Local Government, Women’s Issues, Domestic Animal Welfare, and Legislative Commission on Rural Resources Committees.