Andrew Cuomo, who initially served as the vocal chord for thousands of New Yorkers frustrated by the utility companies' response to Hurricane Sandy, is now facing increasing scrutiny over his role overseeing the state-controlled Long Island Power Authority
At a press conference yesterday, he was pelted with questions from a television reporter in the front row who asked, in a number of ways, what responsibility Cuomo shouldered for LIPA's problems, since the governor left several board positions vacant, and did not replace others whose terms have expired.
Cuomo's spokesman fired back at Silver, releasing a statement saying he's "wrong" and "Apparently he hasn't read the bill yet."
Ironically, the State Senate, which passed Cuomo's legislation, problem didn't read the 78-page legislation, since they passed it without a public hearing, Bill Hammond noted. The Assembly, so far, hasn't had a hearing on it either. But now, maybe they will.(1)