Clavin Slams National Grid’s Proposed Rate Hikes, Calls on PSC to Deny Utility’s Increase

Responding to National Grid’s plan to increase natural gas rates for the fourth time in as many years, Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin is urging the New York State Public Service Commission to deny National Grid’s request. Clavin argued that the hard-working residents of America’s largest township have endured rate increases over the past three years, and that relief from higher costs is needed now.

Clavin’s dedication to keeping costs low while continuing to provide high quality services was on display as he supported the bipartisan efforts of Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney and the Hempstead Town Council Members in cutting town taxes by more than four percent in the current budget. He urged National Grid to follow their lead.

“Taxpayers, especially seniors living on fixed incomes, can’t afford National Grid’s proposed rate increases,” stated Clavin. “My colleagues are doing their part to deliver services at the lowest cost, now we’re asking National Grid to do their part.”

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Don Clavin