Foster Campell

Louisiana Public Service Commissioner

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Louisiana Black Bear #1

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I’m pleased that the Louisiana Black Bear is being removed from the Endangered Species List. My legislation in 1995 created the Save the Louisiana Black Bear license plate. Thanks to every LA motorist who bought a bear plate and contributed to the preservation of this great animal. http://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/2016/03/02/teddy-bear-finally-free-endangered-list/81214260/    

Campbell Supports FCC Move to Set Inmate Telephone Rates Nationwide

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BOSSIER CITY – Today’s key decision by the Federal Communications Commission to set rates for all telephone calls from jails and prisons across America is the right move for Louisiana, according to Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell. “This is one instance where a federal takeover of local affairs makes sense,” Campbell said.  “Only a handful […]

CAMPBELL ENDORSES EDWARDS FOR GOVERNOR

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  SHREVEPORT – Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell today announced his support of Rep. John Bel Edwards for Governor. Campbell, who represents the 24-parish North Louisiana seat on the PSC, said Edwards “has the courage and independence to break the grip of special interests” on state government. “I have served in public office with all […]

Campbell Praises CenturyLink for Joining Broadband Expansion Program

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MONROE, La. –CenturyLink’s decision to partner with the Federal Communications Commission on broadband development across Louisiana and the United States is “the best news I’ve heard in months,” said Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell. The Monroe-based company announced today that it has accepted $505 million in annual, ongoing support from the FCC’s “Connect America Fund” […]

MONROE – Expanding opportunity for low-income Americans through access to highspeed Internet service is a great idea for America, and nowhere is it more needed than in Monroe and the Louisiana Delta. “I agree with President Obama that Internet access is a necessity in today’s world, not a luxury,” said Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, […]

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Campbell Calls for Refund of Millions in Illegal Jail Telephone Fees

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Foster Campbell LOUISIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONER 13 July 2015 Contact Bill Robertson, 318 676 7464 or 318 208 2288   BOSSIER CITY – Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell is asking that millions of dollars in telephone charges illegally collected from families of Louisiana’s 40,000 jail inmates be refunded. “The Public Service Commission regularly orders refunds […]

Cutting the Umbilical Cord

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FOSTER CAMPBELL L O U I S I A N A  P U B L I C  S E R V I C E  C O M M I S S I O N E R 27 May 2015 Letters to the Editor The Baton Rouge Advocate   Louisiana will suffer chronic financial problems until […]

“Teddy Bear”- Louisiana Black Bear

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Foster pictured with Ted Roosevelt IV, grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, at the reception in Baton Rouge for the de-listing of the Louisiana Black Bear from the Endangered Species list. Foster authored the legislation in 1995 to establish the “Save the Louisiana Black Bear” prestige license plate.

SWEPCO Delivers on Valley Buyout

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NATCHITOCHES, La. – Families and businesses on the former Valley Electric Cooperative have saved $64 million on their power bills since SWEPCO bought the co-op in 2010. “That’s at least a 20-percent savings over Valley’s rates since October of 2010,” said Foster Campbell, Public Service Commissioner and proponent of the SWEPCO buyout. Campbell spoke at […]

SWEPCO Offers Automated Outage Alerts

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SHREVEPORT, La. – Customers of SWEPCO now can be notified by text message or email of power outages and the estimated time their service will be restored. “Outage alerts” by text or email were offered by SWEPCO beginning this week in response to a request by Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell. “With this new service […]