utilities companies Despite early expectations, budget includes tax increase extensions By Karen DeWitt • Mar 27, 2013 The new state budget that lawmakers are enacting this week contains a tax package that includes both tax breaks and tax increases. The spending plan comes just two months after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there would not be any new taxes in the budget. Cuomo to crack down on utility regulation in State of the State By Karen DeWitt • Jan 8, 2013 When Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State message on Wednesday, it will include proposals for greater oversight of New York state’s electric utilities. Cuomo launches probe of utilities companies By Karen DeWitt • Nov 14, 2012 Governor Andrew Cuomo is launching a Moreland Act investigation into the state’s utilities companies, which he says he hopes will result in a complete overhaul of New York’s power distribution system.