Sunday, June 25, 2006 —
Almond said that at a local Chamber of Commerce breakfast a month ago, the legislation was discussed and all municipalities and businesses were against it.
“The municipalities are opposed to losing control,” Almond said. “The only consumer that has called me is also opposed.”
Sen. Bill Purcell has sat in on discussions in both the Commerce Committee and the Finance Committee.
“It’s a complex bill, but it seems to me having competition would give consumers more choices and ultimately lower rates,” Purcell said. “I did vote for it in the Commerce Committee.”