Posts by Scott Russell

Minnesota needs to make “just and reasonable” electric bills a reality for state’s poorest residents.

Many low-income Minnesotans live paycheck to paycheck; utility bills can push them over the financial cliff. Utility bills are cited as the leading cause for low-income households resorting to payday loans, a notorious debt trap. These households face both the current financial strain from COVID-19 as well as chronic problems with utility bills. State law…

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