Eight of central Kentucky’s legislators have taken a pretty mild stand. They have asked Lexington officials to do their jobs when it comes to the region’s water supply problems.
From the Herald-Leader:
Eight state legislators who represent parts of Fayette County are urging Lexington officials to take a more active role in solving the region's water supply problems.
In a letter delivered Friday, they say the city should "actively pursue" a public-private partnership idea that was suggested last month by the state's Public Service Commission……
The legislators who signed the letter were Scorsone, and Sens. Julian Carroll and Tom Buford; and Reps. Carl Rollins, Charlie Hoffman, Susan Westrom, Kathy Stein and Jessie Crenshaw.
They represent districts that cover at least a portion of Fayette County. Buford is a Republican, the rest are Democrats. Scorsone said he also talked to Republican Reps. Stan Lee and Bill Farmer, who said they wanted more information on the issue. Lee could not be reached late Friday.
Now I’m not surprised that Lee and Farmer did not sign the letter.
Bill Farmer, according to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance, has taken campaign contributions from Roy Mundy, CEO of Kentucky American Water and Nick Rowe, Senior Vice-President of Kentucky American Water.
We can get a feeling for how Lee would have behaved defending consumer rights if he had been elected Attorney General. I guess Stan was just helping out one of his constituents, Kentucky American spokeswoman Susan Lancho.
I only hope that the next time Kentucky American raises the cost of water, the voters in Lee’s and Farmer’s respective districts remember their silence.