SB1652 – You Will Hear from Your Constituents
Thursday, Oct 27, 2011
[The following is a paid advertisement.]
We know what ComEd and Ameren said about SB1652, but what did your constituents say on the issue?
On October 11th a statewide survey was conducted with 800 registered voters in Illinois on SB1652. Check out the results:
• 69% responded that they would be against an annual increase in their electric bill to improve reliability and prevent power outages.
• 50% responded that they consider their electric bill too high.
• 47% responded that SB1652 should be “amended to protect consumers” AND, without being prompted, 26% said “don’t pass anything”.
• 52% responded that they would be “not likely at all” to vote for a candidate who allows electric utilities to raise rates annually – and 21% would be “somewhat less likely” to vote for a candidate who allows electric utilities to raise rates annually
• 10% responded “State Legislature” when asked, between the State Legislature and the ICC, which group best represents their interests in regulating electric utilities.
AARP will be informing our members of YOUR vote on the override of SB1652.