For Immediate Release
Contact:  Matt Schilling
(614) 466 7750

PUCO Chairman Asim Haque statement on tax bill passage

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Dec. 20, 2017) – The following statement can be attributed to PUCO Chairman Asim Z. Haque regarding the recent passage of the federal tax bill, House Representatives 1 – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

“The Commission intends to open a proceeding in early 2018 to study the impacts of the recently passed federal tax reform bill on consumers and Ohio’s regulated utilities. As with any Commission proceeding, we are looking forward to hearing from stakeholders and the public.”

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the sole agency charged with regulating public utility service. The role of the PUCO is to assure all residential, business and industrial consumers have access to adequate, safe and reliable utility services at fair prices while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices. Consumers with utility-related questions or concerns can call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and speak with a representative.

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