FOSTER CAMPBELL: " BRING PSC TO NORTH LOUISIANA"- Sep. 6 2002
The Public Service Commission should come to North Louisiana to hear rate cases before increasing utility costs on our families, PSC candidate Foster Campbell said.
"My first move as commissioner will be to ask the PSC to meet in North Louisiana," Campbell said. "The five elected commissioners who determine how much we pay for electricity, gas and telephone service should hear directly from the people before raising our rates."
Campbell, state senator from District 36 in northwest Louisiana, said the state Board of Commerce and Industry and the Racing Commission, as well as various legislative committees, all travel around Louisiana for meetings.
"The PSC is the most important regulatory body in Louisiana," he said. "It has a powerful impact on the pocketbooks of the people and the ability to promote a better economy.
"Taking the commission out of Baton Rouge and bringing it to North Louisiana will improve the quality of its decisions and make it more accountable to the people it represents."