Seniors in Central New York are getting frustrated with high utility prices.
New York AARP leaders say their members think consumers need their own utility advocate in Albany. They say 75 percent of their members believe they aren't sufficiently represented in rate discussions. Also, they say when big utility companies go to regulators to ask for rate increases, their customers end up paying for getting their rates boosted.
The group says state senator Dave Valesky has sponsored a bill creating a consumer utility advocate, and they want Republican senator John DeFrancisco to get behind it too. They are hopeful a bill can be passed before this year's legislative session ends.