…Roger Koopman and Bob Lake. For voting in the legislature to repeal the privacy rights of women and then for voting in the PSC to make the salaries of utility company CEO’s a secret (citing privacy concerns), Lake and Koopman are this week’s clear winners.
Koopman and Lake, both former legislators, voted against women’s privacy rights at every single opportunity presented to them.
And so while the rest of us suffer the erosion of our freedoms at the hands of Republicans, a special loophole for energy company executives has now been created.
To his credit, Republican Travis Kavulla voted against the secrecy ploy citing concerns about transparency and accountability:
[He] said utilities are different from other private companies in that their salaries are completely paid for by customers who don’t have any other choice in where they receive their services.
“As long as ratepayers are paying for … these salaries, I think ratepayers have a perfectly justified concern in having it exposed to the public,” Kavulla said.