The price of power: local schools, governments would feel crunch of proposed rate hike

There are 2 comments on the Feb 22, 2013, The Mississippi Press story titled The price of power: local schools, governments would feel crunch of proposed rate hike. In it, The Mississippi Press reports that:

The 18 percent rate increase proposed by Mississippi Power and currently under consideration by the Mississippi Public Service Commission would certainly be felt by residents and businesses across the state.

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justthinkin

Houston, TX

#1 Feb 26, 2013
What DOES the City of Ocean Springs leadership intend / plan on doing to absorb this cost.

With pending Civil litigation and now substantial increases in energy costs,.... will the ultimate / standard cure of employee furloughs or layoffs be their solution.

This increase should not come as a surprise. Fortunately, it could have been worse - and could very well be in the future.

With MPC's successful track record with the PSC, rates could very well go even higher - when the Final Construction Bill is "known.

Once again, a Corporate / Too Big To Fail bailout.... the small guy gets pickpocketed once again.

Many many pay,.... the investor is protected !!!
Gulf

Moss Point, MS

#2 Feb 26, 2013
This is Mississippi lol, what do you expect. Agree with everything else you said.

As for what will Moran & company & every other city do? Lay off people or cut payroll until they can't any more & then disincorporate or file Ch. 9 muni bankruptcy protection.

There is no solution. They'll gouge people until demand falls & then they'll ask for a federal bailout, & probably get it.

The feds should seize the utility & make it a public TVA type authority.

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