N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed legislation that would increase penalties and requirements for utility companies during power outages.

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Connecticut regulators plan to investigate the state’s largest power company, Eversource, for rate hikes following its poor response to Tropical Storm Isaias. It’s the same rate hike they approved over the last few years.

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New York lawmakers grilled utility company regulators at a hearing Thursday over the inadequate emergency response to Tropical Storm Isaias.


On Long Island, New York State Senator Jim Gaughran has called on the heads of the regional power authority and utility company to step down, as thousands are still without power a week after Tropical Storm Isaiah.

Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont
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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont wants state regulators to implement measures that would penalize utility companies for poor service.