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Comptroller: Power Authority could provide more rate relief

Updated: 08/08/2013 6:08 PM
Created: 08/08/2013 3:40 PM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

ALBANY - In our waste watchers report tonight, a look at rampant spending by the New York Power Authority.

The state comptroller says the public utility that's supposed to provide low-cost electricity for residents is spending money on planes, pilots and six-figure salaries.

New Yorkers pay some of the highest electric rates in the country.

According to the comptroller, the authority owns a plane, employs both pilots and travel agents and pays 1/3 of its employees more than $100,000 dollars a year.

Comptroller DiNapoli says the Power Authority could provide more rate relief if it appropriately focused its resources.

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