Power Bonds DOA

O'Brien, Elizabeth
February 2005
Bond Buyer;2/28/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32079, p41
Trade Publication
This article reports that a bill seeking the sale of up to $1.09 billion of general obligation (GO) bonds to help electric utilities recover costs lost as a result of deregulation will likely reach committee dead on arrival. The proposed bond deal is nearly 10 times Maine's annual GO issuance. Its size is the main reason why the bill is not expected to go forward. Maine's electricity consumers now pay off the stranded costs through fees on their monthly bills.


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