Letter of Support For Public Advocate Petition

January 3, 2018

To:     Public Service Commission

Fr:      Representatives and Senators of the Delaware General Assembly  

Re:     Letter of Support for Public Advocate Drew Slater’s Petition to the Public Service     Commission Docket NO. 17-1240 

 

We, the undersigned legislators, wish to express our full and unconditional support for Public Advocate Drew Slater's petition to the Public Service Commission listed as Docket NO. 17-1240.

“The Delaware Division of the Public Advocate (“DPA”) hereby petitions the Delaware Public Service Commission (the “Commission”) to open a docket to reduce the rates of Commission-regulated utilities as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017’s (the “Tax Act”) reduction in corporate income tax and other tax changes”.

The reasoning expressed by the Public Advocate's office in this matter is impeccably accurate and on point and succinctly describes the avenues already available for utility companies to recover a more than fair "Return On Equity" (ROE) through existing regulatory processes. We hope the Commission will grant the Public Advocates petition in its entirety. This is the only fair and equitable method to ensure that ratepayers are able to recover "their" investments.

Sincerely,

 

John Kowalko

State Representative  

25th District                                                     

 

Kimberly Williams

State Representative

19th District

 

Peter C. Schwartzkopf

Speaker of the House

14th District

 

David B. McBride

President Pro Tempore

13th District

 

Valerie Longhurst

House Majority Leader

15th District

 

Margaret Rose Henry

Senate Majority Leader

2nd District

 

John J. Viola

House Majority Whip

26th District

 

Nicole Poore

Senate Majority Whip

12th District

 

Daniel B. Short

House Minority Leader

39th District

 

David P. Sokola

State Senator

8th District 

 

Deborah Hudson

House Minority Whip

12th District 

 

Stephanie L. Hansen

State Senator

10th District 

 

Charles Potter Jr.

State Representative

1st District 

 

John J. Walsh

State Senator

9th District 

 

Stephanie T. Bolden

State Representative

2nd District 

 

Bruce C. Ennis

State Senator

14th District 

 

Helene Keeley

State Representative

3rd District 

 

Brian Bushweller

State Senator

17th District 

 

Gerald L. Brady

State Representative

4th District 

 

Sean Matthews

State Representative

10th District 

 

Debra Heffernan

State Representative

6th District 

 

John L. Mitchell

State Representative

13th District 

 

Bryon H. Short

State Representative

7th District 

 

James Johnson

State Representative

16th District 

 

Quinton Johnson

State Representative

8th District 

 

Michael Mulrooney

State Representative

17th District 

 

David Bentz

State Representative

18th District 

 

William J. Carson

State Representative

28th District 

 

Michael Ramone
State Representative

21st District 

 

Trey Charles Paradee

State Representative

29th District 

 

Paul Baumbach

State Representative

23rd District 

 

Sean M. Lynn

State Representative

31st District 

 

Edward S. Osienski

State Representative

24th District 

 

Andria L. Bennett

State Representative 

32nd District 

 

Earl G. Jaques

State Representative

27th District 

 

Ruth Briggs King

State Representative

37th District