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Regulators, utility reps are socializing again
Does chatting about kids, politics give utilities an advantage?
By Julie Patel, Sun Sentinel

4:34 PM EST, March 4, 2011

Officials at the state’s Public Service Commission, which sets your utility rates, may be back to a practice they were criticized for less than two years ago: Mingling with employees of the companies they regulate.

Two commissioners spoke at length with utiltity officials at a conference in Washington D.C. last month. Three commissioners’ top policy advisers exchanged about 70 calls with utilities during the past six months, according to state phone records obtained by the Sun Sentinel.

Read full article at:  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-psc-utility-relations-20110304,0,1608767,print.story

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