Statement from Progress NC on SB10, Hager, McCrory and Duke Energy

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“It’s amazing that a former Duke employee, Rep. Mike Hager, would propose an amendment to allow another former Duke employee, Gov. Pat McCrory, to appoint an entirely new Utilities Commission.  The Utilities Commission this year will consider a double-digit rate hike on residential customers of Duke Energy.  And now a former Duke employee in the General Assembly is actively enabling the power grab.  The scope of conflicts of interest are staggering.

“What’s clear is that our leaders in Raleigh care more about protecting one big business, a major campaign contributor, than they do about millions of hard working taxpayers, individual consumers and small businesses.”

- Gerrick Brenner, Executive Director of Progress NC


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