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Electric Rate Proposal, Distressed Cities Report, and School Quality Fair

First Energy and American Electric Power want customers to pay more to aid aging power plants that can't compete with new natural gas plants. The utilities say a rate hike is needed to keep the electric grid stable. Consumer advocates and competitors oppose the plan, which must be approved by a state commission.

We'll conclude our look into the Distressed Cities report and talk about what's being done to help Cleveland get back some of the jobs and businesses lost.

Plus, details on the School Quality Fair that aims to help parents find the right school or Pre-K program for their child.

Electric Rate Hike Proposal:
•    Doug Colafella, Regulatory Communications, FirstEnergy  
•    Todd Snitchler, Alliance for Energy Choice  
•    John Funk, Utility & Energy Reporter, The Cleveland Plain Dealer  
•    Michael Haugh, Assistant Director of the Analytical Department, Ohio Consumers' Counsel  

Distressed Cities Report:
•    Emily Campbell, Associate DIrector, Center for Community Solutions  
•    Ethan Karp, President and CEO, MAGNET  

School Quality Fair
•    Piet van Lier, Executive Director, Cleveland Transformation Alliance 

School Quality Fair

  • 9 am to 1 pm on
  • Saturday, March 5
  • Cleveland’s Public Auditorium
  • 500 Lakeside Ave, Cleveland 44114

For more information:   School Quality Fair web site or call 216.592.2420


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