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.
Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power and Black Hills Power received approval from the Wyoming Public Service Commission to build a new natural gas fired electric generating facility in Cheyenne. Construction on the 237-million-dollar facility will begin next year.