Schuette Fights Excessive Electric Rates for U.P. Residents
Attorney General Bill Schuette announced he has intervened before
the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) in the requests of two companies
serving the Upper Peninsula to increase utility rates. Wisconsin Public Service
Corporation and Northern States Power Company have filed requests to increase
rates from 8% to 28% per month, respectively. The companies serve more than
9,000 residents each.
"Michigan families have enough rising costs to worry about this
winter without being concerned about their electric company increasing their
rates by up to 28%," said Schuette. "I am intervening to ask the MPSC to
closely examine these requests."
Attorney General Schuette hopes to assist U.P. customers, adding
to the nearly $1.3 billion his special litigation unit has saved utility
taxpayers since his taking office in 2011.
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General Bill Schuette today made the following statement on legislation
currently pending in the House of Representatives to address sentencing reforms:
"I welcome the
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objectives in this discussion: the priority of public safety in our streets,
schools and neighborhoods, and an efficient, cost-effective corrections system
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Mich. - Attorney
General Bill Schuette announced today that he has intervened in two cases before
the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) in order to challenge requests for
electric rate increases by two utility companies serving the Upper Peninsula;
Northern States Power Company and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation.