Cuomo eyes renewing 2% utility tax
Long Islanders are already paying some of the highest electricity rates in the nation, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to renew a 2 percent utility tax.
The 2 percent tax appears on bills for electricity, gas home heating oil, and propane. In 2009, then-Gov. David Paterson imposed the temporary tax, and Cuomo says he wants to extend it past the 2014 deadline.
Some businesses in the area...