Category Archives: msa

NYPA-LIPA MERGER SHOULD BE CONSIDERED


While Governor Cuomo is pondering what to do with LIPA in the future, he may want to consider the option of merging it with NYPA.   This would certainly be consistent with the Governor’s goal to reduce the number of state authorities. … Continue reading

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NO TIME FOR LIPA TRUSTEES TO RUSH TO JUDGEMENT


COMMENTS:   Sen. Carl L. Marcellino Merrick, NY Via twitter: The answer is yes, (Governor Cuomo should intervene in LIPA restructuring)! There are lots of questions that need to be answered. My hearing proved that. Dr. Matthew Cordaro Co-chairman, Suffolk Legislature LIPA … Continue reading

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LIPA Mum on the $600 Million Wildcard


As the October 6th LIPA Trustees decision date on a new structure and major operating contract approaches, it is disconcerting that LIPA and its Brattle Group consultant have made no public mention of the $600 million unfunded pension dispute with National Grid. As … Continue reading

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FLAWED BRATTLE REPORT TO BE USED AS A BASIS FOR RATEPAYERS FUTURE


The decision on the future structure of LIPA to be made by its Board of Trustees on October 6th will affect every Rate Payer for many years. For that reason you would expect this decision to be based upon sound … Continue reading

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Cost of Full-Scale Municipal Utility Not a Pension Burden to the State


One of the big arguments being used to turn people off about transforming LIPA into a full-scale public utility is that the state cannot afford to absorb 1800 more employees into the system. In the first case, it is not necessary … Continue reading

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Ratepayers Cannot Afford to Live With a Rushed LIPA Decision, 31 Days Left


At LIPA’s last Trustee Strategic Review Workshop it was restated that the authority would be moving forward with making decisions on its future structure and the Management Services contract by September 22. Since these are probably the most important decisions LIPA … Continue reading

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RATEPAYERS CANNOT AFFORD TO LIVE WITH CONTINUING LIPA MISCALCULATIONS BORN OUT OF HASTE


At LIPA’s last Board of Trustees meeting it was announced that the authority would be moving forward with all dispatch in making decisions on its future structure and the Management Services contract within 100 days. Since these are probably the … Continue reading

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