STATEHOUSE (May 14, 2020) – State Sen. John Ruckelshaus (R-Indianapolis) today sent a letter to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission asking them to refrain from conducting a hearing at this time on the joint petition (cause no. 45377) filed on May 8, 2020, which includes requests to raise rates.
The following is an excerpt from the letter:
"Every day, Hoosiers are navigating the challenging health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, and a move by Indiana utilities to hike consumers' rates at this time, as outlined in their joint petition, would be a mistake. Rather, these utility entities should devise plans to guide Hoosier businesses and consumers back to good financial standing to avoid disruptions to service after the suspension on disconnections expires on June 4, 2020, per the Governor's executive order."
The full letter can be found here.