The Orange County Register (Aug. 6, 2018)

Utility monopoly demands more corporate welfare

By: Shawn Steel and Harmeet Dhillon

So far, the big issue is whether to dole out more corporate welfare to the utility monopoly Pacific Gas & Electric. PG&E’s equipment caused over a dozen fires in 2017 and they’re looking for anyone other than their shareholders to pay the bill.

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Sacramento needs to wake up and look out for ordinary people instead of giving us more taxes, more government control of our businesses, and more rewards for well-heeled benefactors – like investor-owned utilities that aren’t satisfied with their monopolies and, instead, want even more special treatment. A very public bailout of utilities while wildfire victims are rebuilding simply isn’t the right thing to do.

This is corporate cronyism at its worst.
— Shawn Steel and Harmeet Dhillon