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Mike Shirkey column: Sensible electric competition is a very good idea for Michigan

Michigan is now leading the nation in many important economic categories. Though we have made significant progress there is still a lot of work to do in order for our recovery to be sustainable and for it to touch every citizen in Michigan.

One area where Michigan continues to lag is in electric energy costs. Michigan’s electric costs have increased more than 10 times the national rate since 2008 resulting in electric costs to businesses and residents much higher than national or regional averages.

The argument that sensible electric competition is wrong for Michigan, as a recent Consumers Energy column claimed, is full of unwarranted fears and misleading assertions.

 

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