Lawmakers renew call for independent statewide utility consumer advocate


As reports of spiking energy bills from Con Edison continue to come in throughout New York, a group of state lawmakers are renewing their push for the creation of a new, statewide Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate.

letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul asking to work together on strengthening New York state’s ability to directly advocate for consumers, was sent by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, a Riverdale Democrat, and state Sen. Diane Savino, a Staten Island Democrat, who are the two main sponsors of legislation to create such an office.

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