What do you call a legislatively-mandated commission that does no work for months and ignores its statutory deadline for holding public hearings?

If it’s not yet a failure, the commission to revamp the Long Island Power Authority is at least already a fiasco.

A state law enacted in May authorized the commission and charged it with crafting a plan to restructure LIPA into a true publicly owned utility. Currently, LIPA owns most of the Long Island electrical grid but contracts out day-to-day management and operations to PSEG, a private utility.

Read the full piece in Newsday (paywall).

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