Friday, September 30th, 2016

And don’t let the door hit ya…

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Governor Scott Walker will soon be able to make another appointment to the Public Service Commission.

A member of Wisconsin’s public utility regulatory board has resigned to take a job with the U.S Department of Energy.

Lauren Azar says in a statement that she’s leaving the Public Service Commission after four years to serve as a senior adviser to U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu. She will work on improvements to the nation’s electrical infrastructure.

Commission Chairman Phil Montgomery thanked Azar for her service to “protect the ratepayers” of Wisconsin.

Montgomery was Walker’s first appointment. A second appointment means the majority of the members of the Public Service Commission will be Walker appointments.

Under Governor Jim Doyle, the Public Service Commission became an advocacy organization for his global warming bill. They were also responsible for attempting to increase energy rates for consumers in order to fund an environmentalist agenda. The Joint Finance Committee just rolled back one of the mandated contribution increases by energy companies to fund the Focus on Energy program.

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