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DICK MUNSON and DEVIN HARTMAN

Personal View: Utility regulators must protect average electricity customers and competition

Regulators are supposed to be independent. They shouldn't rubber-stamp sweetheart deals for the businesses they oversee. Why, then, is the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio even debating a $12 billion gift to FirstEnergy? That's what is currently on the table in the Buckeye State, where FirstEnergy has various multibillion dollar requests in front of the PUCO that could leave everyday Ohioans paying more than $300 more each year for their electricity.