Internet expansion set for north Louisiana
Posted on 11/13/2018 2:47:00 AM.

54,000 rural homes and businesses in north Louisiana will have access to broadband internet as part of the fed’s Connect America program that’s providing 22 million dollars so three different internet providers can make it happen. Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell says high speed internet is a necessity in today's world.

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PSC to investigate rural electric co-ops spending practices
Posted on 9/20/2018 11:34:00 AM.

The Public Service Commission is launching an investigation into the spending habits of rural energy co-ops. Commissioner Foster Campbell says he’s discovered excessive compensation for executives and expenses for board members.  Campbell singled out Claiborne Electric Co-op.

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Entergy bills set to be lower after a decade of fees for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Posted on 7/27/2018 12:01:00 PM.

For the last decade, more than one million Entergy customers throughout the state have been paying charges to cover the cost of repairs to damage from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Public Service Commission member Foster Campbell says he’s got good news for those feeling the pinch on the power bill.
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BEEF has grown from $500,000 to $50 million
Posted on 6/26/2018 12:05:00 PM.

The year was 1985 when the Bossier Educational Excellence Fund, or BEEF, was started with just $500,000 from the yearly state tax revenue of Louisiana Downs. Now, that fund has grown to over $50 million, and the man credited with its start, Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, recalls the time when then Governor Edwin Edwards, gave the green light for the fund.

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Wind Catcher Project Gets Green Light from Louisiana Public Service Commission
Posted on 6/20/2018 4:59:00 PM.

The Louisiana Public Service Commission has approved the Wind Catcher plan from SWEPCO to purchase the nation’s largest wind-power project that is currently under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle.

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PSC Commissioner wants to study money savings from using LED lights
Posted on 1/17/2018 3:00:00 AM.
Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell says taxpayers could save millions, if electric companies and cities convert to new energy efficient environmentally friendly streetlights. Campbell is proposing that the PSC conduct a comprehensive review of streetlight technology and how cities can save money by changing over. He says 40 percent of Shreveport’s electric bill is for their 35,000 street lights.
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Governor Edwards and PSC's Foster Campbell seek utility rate reductions
Posted on 1/4/2018 12:15:00 PM.

The federal tax reform bill slashed taxes for a wide swath of different businesses, and after some review the state believes that those tax savings could be passed on to utility customers. Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell says the tax reductions will save some utility companies, such as Entergy and Cleco, hundreds of millions of dollars. Campbell says those savings shouldn’t be stashed.

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Trump visits BR to support Kennedy in Senate race
Posted on 12/9/2016 5:09:00 AM.

President-elect Donald Trump will be in Baton Rouge today to support Republican John Kennedy in the US Senate race. The visit comes after Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence endorsed the State Treasurer. Kennedy says he’s humbled by Mr. Trump’s visit.

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Gov Edwards makes the case on why Campbell should be next US Senator
Posted on 12/6/2016 5:26:00 AM.

In a new ad, Governor John Bel Edwards asks residents to vote for Democrat Foster Campbell in Saturday’s US Senate race. In the 30-second spot, Edwards says Campbell could be the deciding vote against substantial cuts to social security and Medicare. ULM political science Professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says as popular as the governor is, this ad likely won’t do much to help Campbell.

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New Tulane poll finds Kennedy with comfortable lead in US Senate runoff
Posted on 12/5/2016 1:10:00 PM.
A new survey out of Tulane reveals US Senate candidate Republican John Kennedy has a healthy lead in the race against Democrat Foster Campbell in the runoff. Brian Brox, associate professor of Political Science, says they found 59% of respondents said they would vote for Kennedy, while 40% said Campbell is their choice.
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