Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Senator Tarr’s Statement on Attorney General's Rejection of Competitive Electricity Contracts Ballot Question

Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr released the following statement today, following the Attorney General’s decision not to certify a proposed ballot question on competitive electricity contracts for the 2012 state election ballot:

“Finding and developing sources of alternative energy is important, and doing so should not be tainted by bidding and procurement practices that avoid competition and transparency. The way to advance alternative energy is to make it practical and cost-effective, and not to isolate it from the economic pressures that families and employers in Massachusetts are facing every day when it comes time to pay their electric bills. While voters have been denied their chance today to provide transparency in energy pricing, my hope is that they will soon have an opportunity to support this goal through the legislative process and that today’s ruling will not discourage any of us from pursuing the right path when it comes to buying and paying for electricity.”

Click here to read a copy of the ballot question.