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The Lockean Project

“Shocking electricity prices”

Carmel Pine Cone – March 22, 2024

Our Democrat politicians in Sacramento have come up with a new utility tax to make our lives more difficult. Beginning July 1, customers earning $28,000-$69,000 will be charged an extra $20 to $34 per month on top of their monthly usage. Those earning $69,000 to $180,000 a year will pay an extra $51 to $73 per month, and those earning more than $180,000 will pay an $85 to $128 monthly surcharge.

That’s a lot, considering California’s electricity rates are already among the highest in the nation. People living in California have been paying 45 cents per kilowatt-hour compared to the national average of 18 cents, in addition to expecting us to give up our gas stoves, hot water, heaters, and furnaces, they will make our electric bills even larger. The average California household has been paying $273 per month on average for just electricity, or $3,276 per year.

The new tax is creating havoc for Sacramento Democrats, especially along the coast. More than a dozen state Democrats have been trying to duck and cover as a result of this new legislation which the Republicans opposed. Haven’t we had enough of our local Democratic legislators?

Vince Tuminello, Pacific Grove