Kennedy pushes for bill to create utility watchdog

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – New York State Senator Tim Kennedy (D), is pushing legislation in the Senate to create an independent utility watchdog.

The watchdog, called the Utility Consumer Advocate, would fight for utility customers during rate-setting and regulatory proceedings. Kennedy is cosponsoring the legislation in the Senate. He says it will give families, seniors and small businesses a voice to help keep utility costs in check and to fight for lower rates. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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