Louisiana regulators want legislators to return dollars improperly taken

Now that a judge has ruled the Louisiana Legislature shouldn’t have taken dollars from dedicated funds to help balance the budget, state regulators want the money back.

“Our goal should be to recover those monies, if they are available, and return those monies to the ratepayer,” said Louisiana Public Service Commission Chairman Eric Skrmetta, a Republican from Metairie.

Though they rarely agree on much of anything, Democratic PSC Commissioner Foster Campbell, the senior of the five elected members, echoed Skrmetta, saying: “The people paid that money. They should get it back”…

 

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