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Letter to the Editor: Decorah businesses are looking out for their own commercial interests

Posted: Mon, Apr 16, 2018 10:30 AM

(The following Letter to the Editor has been submitted by Bob Puffer of Decorah):

It's not surprising that commercial interests have come out in favor of a "No" vote.  "Public utilities" evenly spread the cost of providing service to the whole community served.  Alliant uses an "investor-owned utility" model and subsidizes significantly reduced commercial rates with higher residential rates.  When you hear the management of companies in Decorah talk about representing their employees' best interests -- they're not -- not if those employees are residents of Decorah.

Decorah pays the highest rates for Alliant customers in the state of Iowa.