Gallagher Statement on Utility Rate Increase Proposal

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) issued the following statement ahead of the California Public Utilities Commission decision on approving a multi-billion dollar utility rate increase:

People shouldn’t have to choose between insanely high utility bills and power that is delivered reliably and safely to their homes. Republicans want to lower costs by reducing the taxes, mandates and regulations that are causing Californians to already buy some of the most expensive electricity in the country. To be frank, the Democrat majority seems uninterested in lowering costs and their decisions have led to customers paying upwards of $500-$1,000 in monthly utility bills. We need transparency, accountability and a complete reality check in Sacramento to right the ship. Not another rate increase.”