Campbell Calls for Notification System When Power Goes Out(7/25/2014)-SHREVEPORT, La. — Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell will ask all electric utilities in Louisiana to send automated telephone and text messages to customers when outages occur. “The system I have in mind would let customers know when their power is out and when it will be back on,” Campbell said. “Storms and power outages […]
‘Leaving Louisiana’: The Oil Industry’s Empty Threat(3/4/2014)-For 20 years I have promoted a tax on oil and gas imported into Louisiana for processing. I have fought the major oil companies over this issue like David battling Goliath, but I take comfort in knowing it’s the right thing for our state. A Processing Tax would replace the outdated 1921 Severance Tax, which […]
UTILITY PROFITS REDUCED: Return on equity is key part in formula(1/14/2014)-Louisiana’s largest electric company dodged a regulatory bullet last month, just getting nicked instead. Entergy Louisiana and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana have a combined one million electric customers in Louisiana, including many of the people I represent on the Public Service Commission in north-central and north-east Louisiana. The two companies are operating units of parent […]
Crime and punishment(6/13/2013)-Why does it cost so much for prisoners to keep in touch with their families |From the print edition MOST of the roughly 2.2m incarcerated Americans will eventually be freed. Those who remain in contact with loved ones on the outside are less likely, studies show, to return to a life of crime after serving […]
Commissioner Foster Campbell Plans Public Utility Meetings(4/14/2014)-Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell will hold public meetings in Desoto and Red River parishes Tuesday, April 22, to answer questions from local residents about their utilities. “I invite citizens to attend and discuss any concerns they may have about their electricity, natural gas and other utility services,” Campbell said. Campbell will hold his […]
Commissioner Foster Campbell Plans Public Utility Meetings(3/24/2014)-Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell will hold public meetings in Franklin, Caldwell, Claiborne and Webster parishes March 25 and 27 to answer questions from local residents about their utilities. “I invite citizens to attend and discuss any concerns they may have about their electricity, natural gas and other utility services,” Campbell said Campbell will […]
The June Business and Executive Session(6/13/2013)-The June Business and Executive Session has been postponed until Wednesday, the 26th 2013 . The Agenda will be published on the 14th and the Supplemental Agenda on the 21st.