Janet Mills renews skepticism about utility takeover referendum

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills continues to specific skepticism over a poll measure that may take over Maine’s two largest electrical utilities and exchange them with a nonprofit operated by an elected board.

The governor advised Maine Calling Thursday that she’ll announce a extra formal place on Query 3 within the coming weeks, however she outlined a variety of issues with the proposal often known as Pine Tree Energy.

Amongst them is {that a} takeover of Central Maine Energy and Versant Energy would probably be a pricey and litigious endeavor that, if accomplished, might introduce partisan politics into electrical energy supply with out concrete benefits to ratepayers.