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Commentary: Tax reform bill will probably mean lower utility bills for many North Dakotans

Forum News Service file photo of kilowatt-hour usage determines the monthly billing statements to customers of Otter Tail Power Company. Tom Hintgen/For the FOCUS

Here’s some interesting news from the Public Service Commission. News which undermines the talking points we’ve been getting from the left about how Republican-backed tax reform won’t help the average citizen.

Regulators will be making a decision today on whether or not to investigate the potential impact of tax reform legislation passed just before the holidays on utility rates paid by North Dakotans. It’s a near certainty that they’ll proceed with the review, and that the review will likely result in lower prices for rate payers.

But don’t take my word for it. That’s what the utility companies themselves are saying:

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