Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service

Project Prologue


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Suspended rate case to allow task force to study issue The suspension lifted 60 days following the 1998 general session and the PSC rolled in rates among all states resulting in significant rate reduction. Nike Air Max 2017 Heren grijs Texas Longhorns Scottish Power merger with PacifiCorp in November 1999.

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Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service