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Ohio voters want energy choice, oppose return to monopoly utilities

CLEVELAND — “Efforts by the state’s traditional monopoly power companies to persuade lawmakers to scrap competitive markets and return to a fully regulated system could run afoul of an important political player — voters.

A telephone survey conducted in January by Fallon Research and Communications, of Columbus and Washington, D.C., found strong voter opposition to the state returning to traditional utility monopolies.

Fallon’s interviewers talked to more than 800 Ohio voters about key issues that are likely to emerge in the State House when lawmakers consider changing Ohio’s 16-year embrace of competition.”

— John Funk, Cleveland Plain Dealer

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