Maine Republicans in search of modifications to assist decrease power costs

PORTLAND, Maine — Republicans in Maine mentioned Tuesday they are going to suggest a bunch of authorized modifications to attempt to cap the surging value of house heating within the state.

Maine is closely depending on heating oil, and the price of that has doubled over the previous two years, Republican members of the state Senate mentioned. All advised, electrical energy charges have elevated 165 p.c in recent times, the senators mentioned.

The senators mentioned they are going to suggest reforms to the Maine Public Utilities Fee in addition to numerous acts to attempt to develop choices for house power creation. The announcement happened three weeks after the Maine Legislature signed off on $450 aid checks to assist residents with winter heating prices.