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Monday, September 28, 2009

Dusty Johnson, the Public Interest... and a Bigger PUC?

By the way, Public Utilities Commission Dusty Johnson is holding a remarkable public conversation right here in the Madville Times comments section. He and Kelly Fuller from Plains Justice* are having a civil and intelligent discussion about differences between our PUC and similar bodies in other states. The discussion touches on administrative law judges, consensus decision-making, and even the proper size of the PUC—Fuller contends with so many telecom projects and ever bigger energy projects on the way, we may need to expand the commission.

If you'd like to join in, further comments are welcome on that post.

*Update: Kelly Fuller offers a useful note below. She happens to work for Plains Justice, just as I happen to work for Dakota State University (and by extension, for you, the good people of South Dakota!). But those professional associations do not mean that our personal views are the views of the folks we work for... just in case anyone was unclear on that.

1 comment:

  1. Kelly Fuller9/29/2009 10:03 AM

    Cory, thank you for hosting that conversation.

    I'd like to clarify that the comments I wrote about the PUC's size and structure represent my views as a private citizen, not necessarily those of my employer, Plains Justice. There is a point in that conversation where I needed to put on my Plains Justice hat. I think readers won't have trouble finding it.

    Kelly Fuller
    Communications Director
    Plains Justice
    Vermillion, SD