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It comes after a long public-relations battle between CMP and its critics. The utility has ranked last in the nation among counterparts in other states in a national survey and there were more than two years of regulatory proceedings after billing and customer service issues that escalated after an
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The text of the bill has not been released yet, but Berry and others pushing it say it is different than a previous bid that officially died in 2020. What is already different is that Berry has a group called "Our Power" running an external effort to push the measure. On its website, it says if the Legislature does not pass a consumer-owned utility, the group will take it to a referendum.
The ballot box would likely be less friendly to CMP than the Legislature, but efforts to hamper the utility are gaining steam in the State House. After CMP and its allies persuaded
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Lawmakers and police appear to be willing to strengthen oversight of law enforcement officers. A bill from Rep.
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