Senate confirms controversial appointment to state utility regulating group

THE RHODE ISLAND SENATE on Tuesday voted 29-9 to approve John C. Revens Jr.'s appointment to a six-year term on the R.I. Public Utilities Commission. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ NICOLE DOTZENROD
PROVIDENCE – A controversial appointment to the state’s top energy-regulating body was approved by the R.I. Senate on Tuesday. The 29-9 vote confirms longtime state lawmaker John “Jack” C. Revens Jr. to a six-year term on the R.I. Public Utilities Commission with a $139,000 annual salary. The decision comes after a delayed hearing and strong…

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