Tag Archives: Gov. Andrew Cuomo

LIPA Legislation Falling Apart?


It appears that there have more gaps created then closed with the latest revision to the Governors legislation. A quote from LIPA Board of Trustee Dr. Matthew Cordaro noted: “that many gaps remain in understanding the true long-term costs of the … Continue reading

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RESOLUTION OF LIPA OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE


THE LIPA OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, HAVING CONSIDERED  AND EVALUATED THE PROBLEMATIC LEGAL, FINANCIAL, IRS, REGULATORY,AND ECONOMIC ISSUES PRESENTED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO’S LIPA REORGANIZATION BILL,  AND  THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE OPERATIONS SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN LIPA AND PSE&G, AND  HAVING ALSO REVIEWED THE STATEMENTS … Continue reading

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Politics of Power: Session Countdown on Long Islands Energy Future


“There’s been this insistence [on] refus[ing] to make LIPA a real utility, and the latest version just perpetuates that. LIPA employs an outside, for-profit contractor to carry out most of its operations, and has since day 1. This is totally different than the … Continue reading

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Why Doesn’t Governor Cuomo Release Inspector Generals LIPA Audit?


The Governor is hot on the trail to dismantle LIPA’s existing structure and privatize the utility. However he has dragged his feet on releasing the Inspector General’s report on LIPA’s Billing practices dating back almost 2 years ago…..LIPA has gone through … Continue reading

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SPENDING AND GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY COMMISSION Report Released By Governor


The Sage Commission was formed to perform a comprehensive review of New York State government by offering recommendations of improving government efficiency. As part of the report a recommendation was put forward with regards to restructuring the Long Island Power … Continue reading

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Super Storm Sandy LIPA Oversight Committee Testimony Given To Suffolk County Legislature


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY LEGISLATURE MINUTES A meeting of the Economic Development and Energy Committee of the Suffolk County Legislature was held in the Rose Y. Caracappa Legislative Auditorium of the William H. Rogers Legislature … Continue reading

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Full Sevice Municipalization Is The Best and Most Realistic Option for LIPA Reform


Most of the other 2000 public utilities in the US function with some form of regulatory oversight and are organized as full service municipal utilities not depending on outside contractors. Testament to the benefits of this are the competitive rates … Continue reading

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Cuomo: NYPA may have role in LIPA operations


Originally published: September 24, 2012 6:16 PM Updated: September 24, 2012 9:37 PM By MARK HARRINGTON mark.harrington@newsday.com The New York Power Authority may have a role in operating the Long Island Power Authority, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday. Asked … Continue reading

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Criticisms of LIPA Storm Response Justified


As originally published in the Long Island Business News By Dr. Matthew Cordaro on July 3rd A public outcry developed last year over LIPA’s performance in restoring electric service in the wake of tropical storm Irene. In response Governor Cuomo … Continue reading

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