Perdue signs Ga. Power bill

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ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has a signed a bill that will hike electric bills for Georgia Power customers to pay for the construction of two nuclear reactors near Augusta.

The new law allows Georgia Power to begin to collect some $1.6 billion in costs from ratepayers six years before the reactors go online.

Ratepayers would see their electric bills rise by an average of $1.30 a month in 2011. Those increases will gradually rise to an additional $9.10 a month in 2017.

Supporters say the financing scheme will lower the overall cost of the project. Critics say consumers will be forced to pay for the reactors before seeing any benefit from them.

The $14 billion expansion project at Plant Vogtle must still receive federal approval.

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aaa 04/21/09 - 05:14 pm
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I'd like to start a new

I'd like to start a new business in Augusta. I'd like the Governor to tax every resident in the state $1.00 a month starting 2010, then raising to $9.00 a month in 2015. I sure do appreciate y'all financing the startup money for my business. Can't wait to sell y'all my product.

kissofdeath
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kissofdeath 04/21/09 - 06:24 pm
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The fat cat did it again!We

The fat cat did it again!We need to be tough as nail in the economy hardship not raising patrons power bills. Republicans what will your grand kids think about having to paid a high power bill years to come?

3headedbeast
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3headedbeast 04/21/09 - 06:30 pm
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This call for a Tea Party

This call for a Tea Party protest.

disssman
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disssman 04/21/09 - 07:12 pm
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This must be what the

This must be what the CONServatives mean about getting rid of government control of commerce. Who wants to be that the rate goes up before 2010. BTW when Perdue is tossed on his butt by a liberal, I'll bet it dosen't take a week for one of the cons to start blaming the incoming Liberal Gov for this very action.

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g-dog express 04/21/09 - 08:08 pm
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Way to go Sonny!!!!! Just

Way to go Sonny!!!!! Just what I need. Another increase with the way the economy is.

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mad_max 04/21/09 - 09:28 pm
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Well, I ain't happy with

Well, I ain't happy with Sonny either. But if you think this little tad is going to hurt your power bill, wait until you see what Obama's Cap and Trade (carbon tax) is going to do to it.

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