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The latest on the Question Three, deregulation disasters in other states, and what it would mean for Nevada.

 

ELKO DAILY FREE PRESS: NO ON QUESTION 3

“Constitutions should be limited to fundamental matters of government organization, the rights of citizens, and specifying and limiting the powers of government, etc.”

 

RENO GAZETTE JOURNAL: POLITICS FORUM

“As a resident of Los Angeles at the time they deregulated, the chaos and rate increases as well as utter confusion to homeowners rendered the change hopeless.” — Mike Troy

 

KTVN 2 NEWS: FACE THE STATE

“Rates will go up, there’s no question.”

 

PRESS RELEASE: CULINARY WORKERS UNION LOCAL 226 OPPOSES QUESTION 3

“The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 has recommended to their 57,000+ members that they vote against Question 3 on the Nevada ballot.”

 

Reno Gazette-Journal: Ralston Reports

“In so doing, he has forged a partnership with Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson, who like Murren and others wants to bolt the utility, and whose company seeded the campaign even before that March meeting with $500,000.”

 

Press Release: LAWSUIT FILED CHALLENGING QUESTION 3 ON THE NEVADA BALLOT

“The Proponents of Q3 cannot commandeer the prerogatives of future Legislatures any more than the 2017 Legislature can tell the 2021 Legislature what to do,” Schrager said. “Each Legislature is constitutionally entitled to deliberate for itself on all matters that may come before it—that’s what legislatures are elected to do, and that’s what our democratic system demands.”

 

America Tonight: Some customers say they’re ‘legally robbed’ by deregulated power

“But the moment she opened her first bill, Mastrogiannis said she realized something was wrong: The rate was double what she’d been promised. In the ensuing months, her rate shot up to more than five times what she was expecting, she said, costing her thousands of dollars.”

 

New York Times: Rising Price of Electricity Sets Off New Debate on Regulation 

“There has now been more than a decade for this deregulation experiment to work, and as each state implements it, it just gets worse and worse,” said Tyson Slocum, director of the energy program at Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group.”

 

New York Times: Blackout Plans of Little Help In California’s Energy Crisis

“On Tuesday, [Ronald Mohr] had just minutes’ notice that blocks of the county’s power system were about to be blacked out by the local utility, Southern California Edison, except he was not sure which blocks, or for precisely how long, or exactly when it would happen.”

 

LA Times: Justices examine energy crunch

“Supreme Court justices on Tuesday heard a recounting of what lawyers called “the worst electricity market crisis in history.” And they heard the story of how Enron Corp. and others helped create the spike in electricity prices in California and the West during 2000 and 2001.”

 

LA Times: Federal appeals court upholds $200-million penalty for California energy crisis

“I am gratified that the court upheld FERC’s determination that large energy companies, such as Shell, manipulated California’s energy markets during the 2000-2001 energy crisis, leading to blackouts and exorbitant prices for the customers of California’s investor-owned utilities,” state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris said in a statement.”