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March 25, 2014

Senior electrical rate discount threatened by new study


Pat McGuire, Light & Power board chairman, said he believes all of his board members are ready for some changes to be made.

“Personally, I don’t know if we should be in the business of subsidizing one group over another,” McGuire said. “We could have a group of people who are not making a lot of money ... and should they be subsidizing seniors?

“Just because someone is a senior doesn’t mean they are poor,” McGuire said. “This gets into a value judgement that I don’t know if the utility board should be making.”

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