Governor Comments on MDU Rate Increase

Governor Dave Freudenthal
Governor Dave Freudenthal

Last week we told you about the Wyoming Public Service Commission's authorization of the MDU utility rate increase in the amount of $2.6 million. The increase that was approved by the PSC was smaller than the stipulation agreement between MDU and the Office of Consumer Advocate that was filed with the Commission in March of this year. That agreement would have allowed for a $3.2 million dollar increase that would have been phased in over a three year period.

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal appeared on the Tuesday edition of Public Pulse on News/Talk 930 KROE, where host Kim Love asked him why the agreement that was negotiated between the OCA and MDU was a larger increase than what was ultimately approved by the PSC.

The Governor also voiced his opinion on an idea that was proposed by Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey at a City Council budget work session last Thursday, where the Mayor stated that the City may possibly eliminate Municipal Court if the state doesn't help foot the bill.

Interview with the Governor in its entirety.

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