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'Breathtaking' Waste, Inefficiency at Long Island Power Authority: Report

Sunday, June 23, 2013

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A report commissioned by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo finds a "troubling" and "startling" pattern of paying out huge amounts to consultants, including a company, Navigant, that showed a "disturbing revolving door practice" with the long-criticized power company for Long Island.

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A Look at the Deal That Would Replace LIPA With a NJ Utility

Thursday, April 25, 2013

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is considering handing the reigns of the troubled Long Island Power Authority, or LIPA, to a New Jersey utility.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sequester; Poverty in New York; LIPA; Solo Twin

Friday, March 01, 2013

Slate's Fred Kaplan discusses why the sequester is worse for the military than you might think. Plus: Whether LIPA should be public or private; Verizon coverage post-Sandy; poverty and the Mayor's race; sustainable fashion; and the story of an identical twin lost.

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Long Island's Power Problems Mean Big Paydays for Wall Street

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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After Sandy plunged most Long Island residents into a prolonged darkness, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office began meeting with a global investment bank, Lazard Frères and Co., to figure out a way to restructure the Long Island Power Authority.

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Push to Reform LIPA Comes After Years of Inaction

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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A commission Governor Andrew Cuomo formed after Sandy is calling for the privatization of the Long Island Power Authority — the embattled authority his father, then-Governor Mario Cuomo, formed more than a quarter-century ago. That would be a dramatic reform to a state-run power company that has been troubled since its inception. But while many have cheered the march toward action, some have also questioned why it took so long.   

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Commission Urges Cuomo to Privatize LIPA

Monday, January 07, 2013

A New York state commission is calling on the governor and legislature to privatize the Long Island Power Authority.

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Hearings on Power Companies Continue

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

There's no holiday break for the state panel investigating how New York electric companies performed during and after Sandy.

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State Officials Mull End of LIPA

Thursday, December 20, 2012

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State officials are working on plans to overhaul and possibly kill the Long Island Power Authority two months after Sandy knocked out power for nearly a million customers – almost all of Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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Long Islanders Ask Commission to End LIPA

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Many Long Island residents and officials want the state to reform - possibly even get rid of - the Long Island Power Authority. They voiced their frustrations at a public hearing on Long Island Tuesday night.

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NY Commission Probing Sandy Holds Public Hearing

Thursday, December 06, 2012

The commission authorized by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to investigate utility companies and how they dealt with Sandy has held its first public hearing.

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LIPA Billing Customers for Delivery Fees Despite Blackouts

Monday, December 03, 2012

The Long Island Power Authority is charging residential customers a delivery fee of more than $10 a month even if they were in the dark for weeks after Sandy.

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LIPA Chairman Resigns in Wake of Sandy Criticism

Friday, November 30, 2012

Long Island Power Authority chairman Howard Steinberg has resigned from the board of directors.

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Utilities Get Subpoenas Over Sandy Response In NY

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New York's powerful Moreland Commission has issued subpoenas to utilities in its investigation of their response and recovery operations during Superstorm Sandy.

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Top LIPA Exec, Trustee Announce Resignations

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Another top executive and a trustee of the Long Island Power Authority have announced their resignations.

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LIPA Gets 'F' By Oversight Committee

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Long Island Power Authority is getting a failing grade by a legislative oversight committee for its performance in the aftermath of Sandy.

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WNYC News

LIPA Picks PSEG to Manage Grid

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Long Island Power Authority has selected PSEG to manage its electric transmission and distribution.  

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WNYC News

LIPA Facing Large Bill to Get Lights On After Irene

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Long Island Power Authority is estimating that the cost of restoring power 523,000 of its customers in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene is about $176 million.

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