Miss. PSC asks AG’s opinion on funding

Mississippi’s Public Service Commission has requested an opinion from Attorney General Jim Hood “as to what functions it can legally continue to perform without a budget.”

Budgets for the Public Service Commission and the Public Utilities Staff were left unfunded at the beginning of the new fiscal year that started today.

According to a news release from the PSC, the three elected commissioners “stand united with their commitment to serve the public despite the lack of funding.”

“We want to communicate to the public that we are working on a step-by-step basis until this issue can be resolved,” the release said.