Public Utility Regulation in Indiana

Public Utility Regulation in Indiana

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...Although the Republicans carried the state, it was generally believed that the appointment of Mr.Lee was the payment of a political debt of the Democratic organization. Mr.Lee did not remain long in his new position, for on the day of the inauguration of the new Governor, James P.Goodrich, charges were filed by Bernard E.O'Connor, a Democrat, against him. These charges alleged that Lee was in fact not a Progressive but a Democrat and that his appointment was therefore void as violating the provision of the Act that not more than three members might be of one political party. The petition also al-eged that Mr.Lee was incompetent to act as Commissioner, and asked that the Governor remove him from office. Hearings were held and testimony taken, demonstrating that Mr.Lee was without experience in utility affairs and absolutely ignorant of the principles of utility regulation. The Governor paid little attention to the argument based on Mr, Lee's political affiliations, but relying on his proved incompetence and lack of knowledge 6 removed him from office. From January to May, 1917, the Commission was left with only four members. Unquestionably Mr.Lee should have been removed, for his ignorance of the problem was obvious, jut it should be pointed out 6 Indianapolis Hews, Janaary 9 to January 22, 1917. Much of the evidence is given verbatim. The record of the hearings was not officially published. that no appointee to the Commission was any "better informed at the time of his appointment. All of the members appointed by Governor Ralston were without training or preparation for the duties of their office. They were not experienced in utility management or versed In utility problems. With the exception of Mr. Corr they were of mediocre ability, more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236645650
  • 9781236645654