Wednesday, April 23, 2008
DISCUSSION: GOVERNOR STRICKLAND STOPS JOHN HAGAN FROM DRAMATICALLY RAISING STARK COUNTIANS' ELECTRIC BILLS
The question is: Will Stark Countians punish John Hagan in his bid to succeed Commissioner Jane Vignos for his long standing efforts to give FirstEnergy its way on a pathway to much higher residential electric bills.
In the end Hagan (who is chair of the House Public Utilities Committee) and his mentor, Ohio House Speaker Jon Husted, caved into Governor Strickland's threat of a veto.
A House bill passed 93 to 1 yesterday.
The compromise legislation preserves regulatory authority to protect Ohioans against dramatic increases in their residential electric bills.
The STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT will be reminding Stark County voters from time-to-time of our home grown state representative's failure to protect ordinary Stark Countians from the ravages of skyrocketing energy prices.
Posted by Martin Olson at 6:10 AM