The Wyoming Senate changed course and voted to follow Governor Matt Mead’s recommendation, confirming two attorneys to become members of the Wyoming Public Service Commission. The Commission regulates utility rates for consumers.
On Tuesday, the Senate opposed the appointments of Kara Brighton and William Russell because they believed that too many attorneys have been appointed to the PSC, and because they lacked qualifications.
But Senate Majority Floor Leader Phil Nicholas asked Senators to reconsider their votes.
For the first time in many years, the State Senate has failed to confirm two appointments by Governor Matt Mead.
The Senate voted no on Wyoming Public Service Appointees William Russell and Kara Brighton after Senator Cale Case complained that they appear to be unqualified attorneys. He’d like to see economists and others considered.