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New York Governor Vetoes Utility Reporting, Environmental Bills

Nov. 28, 2022, 9:56 PM

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul nixed a handful of environmental measures, including one to require increased public utilities reporting, pointing to high costs and a settled state budget.

The public utilities reporting bill, S5451-C, would have required services for water, gas, and electric to disclose ratepayer data to the state Department of Public Service.

Hochul (D) didn’t express opposition to the bill’s substance in a Nov. 23 veto message. Grouping S5451-C with 38 other measures on her desk, Hochul said they would create “unnecessary bureaucracy” and in total cost about $40 million that isn’t available in the state financial ...