After a yearlong campaign to end what New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called a “failed” and “bloated” agency, New Jersey-based PSEG is now almost five months into running Long Island’s electric grid. They took over National Grid's contract with the Long Island Power Authority and assumed much more operational control. But according to records and interviews, much of what was “failed” and “bloated” still remains today. On top of that, it costs more.
A group of small businesses on Long Island is urging lawmakers to change a state law that forbids trade associations from joining together to buy group health plans. Business owners complain they are paying about 30% more for health insurance than larger businesses.
New York’s top banking regulator says he wants to crackdown on not just companies involved in financial scandals, he wants the punish the workers too. Superintendent of New York’s Department of Financial Services Ben Lawsky was on Long Island Wednesday talking about this and other regulatory changes on the horizon.
The New York Attorney General's office is investigating claims that a Long Island nursing home allowed a stripper to perform for residents. The investigation comes after a lawsuit brought by the family of an 85-year-old woman.
New York’s Department of Public Service held public hearings Thursday on PSEG’s new storm emergency plan for Long Island electric customers. The updated plan is largely the same as LIPA's but with an improvements to customer communication.