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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

NLR rate shock

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 8:29 AM

Our Dogtownius is not the only blog looking after things in North Little Rock. Argenta News and Blog is a serious effort to follow government doings on the northside, his latest about the bait-and-switch by Mayor Patrick Henry Hays to buffer the coming shock of a giant wholesale electric rate increase.

Rather than raise electric rates to cover the entire tab, Hays is proposing to raise "franchise fees" on cable, gas and telephone service. This is otherwise known as a tax increase because it's passed directly to customers. It occurs to us that it's a little unfair to pay for electricity based on your cable, gas and phone bills, particularly if you happen to be someone who has endeavored to keep electric spending in check by sound conservation measures.

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