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Gov. Cuomo: LIPA ‘Has To End’ Because It ‘Hasn’t Worked In A Long Time’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, LIPA Crews (credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, LIPA Crews (credit: CBS 2)

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LAWRENCE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) –The governor has a stern message for the Long Island Power Authority.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that LIPA “has to end.”

Cuomo made the critical remarks Wednesday while helping to pass out holiday meals to Superstorm Sandy victims in Lawrence, Long Island.

According to Newsday, Cuomo also said LIPA “hasn’t worked in a long, long time.”

LIPA did not immediately respond to a comment request.

Cuomo has formed a commission to investigate the responses of utilities following the superstorm. The governor said he expects a “full report in a matter of weeks.”

LIPA’s operations chief has resigned.

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