Legislators with New York State recently urged Gov. Kathy Hochul and the State Public Service Commission to address excessive proposed rate hikes and billing issues caused by utility companies NYSEG and RG&E.
Officials have proposed that the State Public Service Commission conduct a full investigation into the administrative and management competencies of the companies. This endeavor would be meant to restore public confidence and ensure taxpayer dollars are being prudently spent.
“Families across Upstate New York are struggling to pay high utility bills and cannot afford a double-digit rate hike, especially when these increases will be passed along disproportionately to low-income and marginalized residents in our communities.” New York Senator Lea Webb said in a statement.
Legislators noted that even without a massive spike in billing complaints, a proposed double-digit price increase for services while New Yorkers struggle with inflation and rising costs is unfair and should be denied.