Critics say state funding for electric bills isn’t enough

CRITICS SAY THE STATE should provide more funding to offset the higher winter electric rates that will start on Oct. 1, including using some of its American Rescue Plan Act or general revenue fund dollars. Pictured is the R.I. Statehouse. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN
PROVIDENCE – Faced with historic winter electric rate hikes, state officials stepped in with nearly $36 million in funding to soften the blow. While the one-time credits will reduce ratepayers’ bills, with the greatest savings reserved for low-income residents, some say the state should do more to help, given its cash-rich coffers.  “From an economic…

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