E ective regulation takes teamwork, says 2012 NARUC President David Wright.
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sistance Program (LIHEAP) while at the same time the national budgetary crisis has resulted in cuts to LIHEAP funding. Cuts are increasingly common in budgets at all levels of government, for consumers and for businesses, but despite reduced resources, to continue to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of energy, water and telecommunications services, the nation’s aging infrastructure will need to be replaced, which is estimated to cost trillions of dollars over the next 20 years.
e live in challenging times. Persistent high unemployment and a stagnant economy have led to more and more consumers becoming eligible for help from the Low Income Home Energy As-
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