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Central Hudson Agrees to Smaller Rate Hikes, Lower Fixed Charges

April 23, 2018 | By Allison Dunne, WAMC

“Metzger says other provisions include a reduced profit rate and more aggressive energy efficiency targets. Central Hudson would provide incentives for heat pumps and develop programs to promote electric vehicle use. Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson, another party to the rate case, declined to sign the proposal for the same reason Metzger described. Several parties to the case did sign. Again, Maserjian.”

Central Hudson Agrees to Smaller Rate Hikes, Lower Fixed Charges

April 20, 2018 | By Nina Schultzman, Poughkeepsie Journal

“And it’s the first time since the Fortis merger that Central Hudson has agreed to lower its fixed customer charges, flat monthly fees that are part of electric and gas bills no matter how much energy is actually used, Cahill and the organizations said in statements. Those fees ‘disproportionately affect seniors, low-income and low-usage consumers.'”

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Despite Budget Setback, Immigrants Still Pushing for drivers’ licenses, DREAM Act

April 20, 2018 | By Alexa Appel, Legislative Gazette

“With the budget finalized and little progress made on immigrant rights such as the DREAM Act and driver’s licenses for undocumented New Yorkers, advocates are continuing to fight for progression.”

Central Hudson Proposes a Lower Fixed Customer Charge

April 19, 2018 | Mid Hudson News

“Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson Executive Director Jonathan Bix maintains it is all about the utility’s bottom line. ‘Ultimately Central Hudson and all private utility companies care about is shareholders’ profits,’ Bix said ‘It’s not about meeting people’s needs for electricity and gas and keeping their lights and heat on, and that is why ultimately we think that our energy system should be a publicly controlled no-for-profit.’”

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Groups Pushing for Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

April 18, 2018 | By Morgan McKay, News 10

“Through the use of an interpreter, people shared their struggles of trying to live without a license. Natasha Cid’s son, for example, fell sick and ran into problems at several different clinics. ‘They always ask us for a drivers license. My question is why a drivers license? I have the money to pay you, I’m showing you my passport. And the people attending told us that’s not good enough,’ Cid, speaking through an interpreter, said.”

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Over 200 Support Middletown Creating a Municipal ID

April 4, 2018 | By Kathy Welsh, Hudson Valley News Network

“‘We’ve spoken to hundreds of Middletown residents who feel a municipal ID would make a tremendous difference in their lives and their children’s lives.’ said Ignacio Acevedo, Lead Organizer at Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson. ‘This will make Middletown a stronger, more united community. It will benefit all residents.'”

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