Kentucky Chamber, statewide business and environmental groups to voice opposition to Senate Bill 151

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, along with the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, the Kentucky Resource Council and the Kentucky Association for Economic Development, will host a news conference at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort at 9 a.m. Wednesday to voice their opposition to SB 151.

The legislation proposes a change in the make-up of Kentucky’s Public Service Commission by increasing the number of commissioners from three to seven and making them elected positions instead of appointed.

“This model has been used in 13 other states and brought instability in the utility markets by politicizing the process of reviewing rate cases brought before the commission,” said Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dave Adkisson.

Adkisson will provide remarks from the Chamber during the conference. Also speaking will be Greg Higdon, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers; Tom FitzGerald, Kentucky Resources Council; Mike Mangeot, Kentucky Association of Economic Development.

Categories: 2011 Kentucky General Assembly, Energy & Environment, Kentucky Competitiveness

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