Heating Bills Up in March, How About Yours?


New York lawmakers are concerned after many people saw their heating and electric bills skyrocket this winter.

State senator Joe Griffo says it's more than a tough winter that is making prices double or triple.  Griffo says some electric and heating companies are price gouging. He's working closely with Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush, R-117, to get to the bottom of the increases. Griffo sent a letter to the Public Service Commission asking for an investigation into why prices are going so high.

 "We'll be looking for answers and hopefully the end result will be; we can do whatever we can in order to avoid this kind of situation where you have these sudden and significant spikes," said Griffo, R-47th district, during a phone interview Friday.

If you are experiencing a huge increase in heating or electric bills this month.  Send us an email. 7News reporter Asa Stackel is looking into the increases. His address is astackel@wwnytv.net. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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