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  • n  a person who pays local rates (especially a householder)

  • Environmentalists wanted the government to auction them, with the proceeds used to lighten ratepayer utility bills inflated by the higher costs of running power plants and to .
  • Cable companies complain that phone carriers can compete unfairly by drawing on ratepayer funds to subsidize new TV ventures and using their monopoly over local telephone lines to .
  • Besides the taxpayers' bill for the payoff on the $10 billion, which will likely come out of the state's budget surplus, there will be a ratepayer's increase too, as an emergency 9 .
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  • Should you pay for San Onofre bailout?
    We have to decide who will pay for the mistake SCE executives made when they installed the four defective steam generators at San Onofre beginning in 2011. So far, more than $2 billion has been charged to ratepayers.
    June 14, 2013 - U-T San Diego
  • Sources Say: Add a splash of whistleblowing
    John DiLorenzo is not surprised that Portland Chief Administrative Officer Jack Graham reportedly tried to use water and sewer funds to offset proposed budget cuts in the Office of Management and Finance. Nor is DiLorenzo surprised that lower-level employees blew the whistle on Graham. DiLorenzo is the lawyer representing ratepayers in the civil lawsuit to restrict water and sewer spending to ...
    June 13, 2013 - Portland Tribune

  • John Key in New Zealand Herald
    Mr Key said the Government would look at possible alternatives for a party central base, "but I don't think in all good conscience I can put up an enormous amount of either ratepayer or taxpayer dollars for something that doesn't really seem to have...
  • Mark Leno in Los Angeles Times (blog)
    PG&E launched a dangerous and misleading political campaign - with ratepayer funds - that had only one goal, to preserve the corporation's monopoly,Leno said. "The state's largest electrical and gas company should not be able to use...
  • Dick Quax in Stuff.co.nz
    It is important for the mayor of a large metropolitan city to show judgement when spending ratepayer funds,said Mr Quax. "Mr Brown may have since paid some money back, but purchasing personal items in the first place is highly questionable...

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