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Statement From Governor Andrew M. Cuomo About Con Edison's Executive Bonuses in the Wake of Poor Sandy Response

LongIsland.com

Governor Cuomo reassures New Yorkers that Con Ed's planned bonuses for executives will be under review, in light of poor response to Superstorm Sandy.

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Albany, NY - April 30, 2013"This administration is fully committed to protecting ratepayers, especially after the utilities' lackluster performance before, during, and after Superstorm Sandy. No ratepayer should pay a single penny for bonuses given to senior utility executives, especially for bonuses awarded for their performance during Sandy. I anticipate Con Ed will fully cooperate with the PSC review. "

 

View the Governor's letter.


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