Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog
Don’t expect two lame duck members of the Omaha Public Power District to stand in the way of the utility’s latest rate hike which is likely to be approved tomorrow.
Although voters sent incumbents N.P. “Sandy” Dodge and Lloyd Scheve packing there’s no indication (see video below) tomorrow’s vote will be delayed until November’s winners, Mick Mines and Tom Barrett, take office in January.
Mines easily defeated Scheve.
Dodge’s race against Barrett went all the way to a recount, which late last week found Barrett the winner by 112 votes.
Largely due to problems at the troubled nuclear power plant at Fort Calhoun, OPPD is looking to raise rates in 2013 by 7.7 percent on residential customers—an $88 a year increase.
Dodge tells Nebraska Watchdog’s Joe Jordan there’s no reason to delay the vote.