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Public Utilities Commission member Chris Nelson said Tuesday during a presentation to the Mitchell Lions Club at The Depot that phone and electric bills will increase soon and federal policies are behind the hikes. (Tom Lawrence/Republic)

PUC's Nelson: Federal policies will raise electric, phone bills

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Federal regulations will have an impact on utility bills and bank accounts, according to Public Utilities Commission member Chris Nelson.


Nelson, speaking Tuesday to the Mitchell Lions Club at The Depot, said telephone and electric bills will go up in the next few years. New federal policies are at the root of the price increases, he said.

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