Minnesota governor vetoes bill that would’ve deregulated electric co-ops

By Kelsey Misbrener Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton vetoed HF 234/SF 141, a bill that would have removed the Public Utility Commissions’s regulatory authority on Minnesota’s electric co-ops.
In his letter to Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt, Governor Dayton said he heard from many constituents opposing the bill.
“The legislation would create uncertainty for all municipal and cooperative electric utility customers seeking to produce their own renewable and efficient energy,” writes Dayton in the letter. “It could impact economic development in Greater Minnesota, and the thousands of jobs in renewable energy in our state. I cannot support this legislation.”
SEIA issued the following statement from Sean

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