Cecil Brown: PSC should back ratepayers, not business

This November, the people of Mississippi will be faced with a decision that will affect their pocket books for years to come.

Will we have a Public Service Commission that looks out for Mississippi families or one that protects big utility companies and their shareholders?

The current Public Service Commission just voted to allow for an 18 percent rate increase to cover the cost overruns at the Kemper power plant. Their vote means that some folks will pay 18 percent more than they currently pay for the same service. This increase was approved in spite of the state Supreme Court ordering a refund of rates from earlier Kemper power plant charges.