deregulation

Power Outage

Apr 30, 1997 By Paul Burka

The state’s big investor-owned utilities, aptly nicknamed IOUs, are in big trouble—and Wall Street knows it. Historically, the IOUs have been able to block damaging legislation calling for the deregulation of electricity and immediate rate cuts, but the once-friendly Public Utility Commission has turned against them. In a sweeping and…

Current Affair

Mar 1, 1996 By Paul Burka

Why electricity is a supercharged political issue. Plus: Who cares about the Democrats running for U.S. Senate?