Did the SC PSC violate freedom of information laws again?


By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve

The South Carolina Public Service Commission might not be aware of the old saying, “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.”

The Nerve in March revealed little-known testimony from PSC Chairman G. O’Neal Hamilton, who told a legislatively controlled panel during a screening hearing last year for re-election to his seat that the seven-member PSC typically meets in smaller groups of up to three commissioners to reach a “consensus” before final decisions are made.

The PSC, whose members each make more than $100,000 annually and are appointed by the South Carolina Legislature, plays an important role in the daily lives of many South Carolinians, setting electricity and other utility rates charged by investor-owned utilities.

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