Study whether to create a consumer owned utility

LD 1844 bill text Read More MPA supported

What is the bill

This resolve directs the Public Utilities Commission to evaluate the proposal for creating a consumer owned public utility and present findings to the legislature by next year.

Why it matters

Public utilities should be exactly that: public. Privately owned corporate entities are accountable to shareholders - not their customers, especially when those utilities hold a monopoly on a public good like energy. The recent examples of abuse by Central Maine Power underscore the need for a publicly-owned utility accountable to Mainers.

What happened

The bill passed both chambers and was signed into law by the Governor.

Votes

Democrat–Aroostook
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Supported
Jackson vote
Supported
Democrat–Aroostook
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Supported
Carpenter vote
Supported
Republican–Somerset
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Supported
Farrin vote
Excused
Republican–Piscataquis
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Supported
Davis vote
Opposed
Democrat–Penobscot
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Supported
Dill vote
Supported
Republican–Washington
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Supported
Moore vote
Opposed
Democrat–Hancock
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Supported
Luchini vote
Supported
Republican–Hancock
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Supported
Rosen vote
Opposed
Democrat–Penobscot
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Supported
Gratwick vote
Supported
Republican–Penobscot
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Supported
Guerin vote
Opposed
Democrat–Waldo
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Supported
Herbig vote
Supported
Democrat–Knox
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Supported
Miramant vote
Supported
Republican–Lincoln
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Supported
Dow vote
Opposed
Democrat–Kennebec
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Supported
Bellows vote
Supported
Republican–Kennebec
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Supported
Pouliot vote
Opposed
Republican–Kennebec
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Supported
Cyrway vote
Opposed
Republican–Franklin
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Supported
Black vote
Opposed
Republican–Oxford
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Supported
Keim vote
Supported
Republican–Oxford
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Supported
Hamper vote
Opposed
Democrat–Androscoggin
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Supported
Claxton vote
Supported
Democrat–Androscoggin
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Supported
Libby vote
Supported
Republican–Androscoggin
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Supported
Timberlake vote
Opposed
Democrat–Sagadahoc
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Supported
Vitelli vote
Supported
Democrat–Cumberland
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Carson vote
Supported
Democrat–Cumberland
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Supported
Breen vote
Supported
Democrat–Cumberland
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Supported
Diamond vote
Supported
Democrat–Cumberland
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Supported
Chipman vote
Supported
Democrat–Cumberland
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Supported
Sanborn vote
Supported
Democrat–Cumberland
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Millett vote
Supported
Democrat–Cumberland
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Supported
Sanborn vote
Supported
Democrat–York
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Supported
Chenette vote
Supported
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Supported
Deschambault vote
Supported
Republican–York
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Supported
Woodsome vote
Opposed
Republican–York
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Supported
Foley vote
Opposed
Democrat–York
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Supported
Lawrence vote
Supported