New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that his administration is working with banks to release nearly $208 million in checks already approved for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
The Moreland Commission, appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo after LIPA, Con Edison and other utilities struggled to turn the lights back on after Sandy, has heard consumer outrage and now has a proposal to do something about it.
The New York Senate has confirmed Benjamin Lawsky, a former federal prosecutor in Manhattan and Cuomo’s chief of staff, is the first superintendent of the Department of Financial Services. He was a special assistant to Cuomo as attorney general.