AUGUSTA – In response to Central Maine Power’s application to federal regulators to use the windfall it received from the 2017 federal tax cuts to stabilize electricity prices, Rep. Seth Berry, House chair of the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, issued the following statement:
“The money CMP received from the federal tax cuts for the rich and powerful is not savings,” said Berry, D-Bowdoinham (photo at right). “That money is unpaid bills passed on by the federal government to the next generation of Americans. Those tax dollars already belonged to the working people of Maine. And besides, Maine regulators are already required by law to pass these utility windfalls on to consumers.”
Berry represents House District 55: Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Swan Island and most of Richmond. He previously served from 2006-2014, the final two years as House majority leader.