Utility lobbyists are quite familiar with the hostilities between Tim Echols, the new chairman of the Public Service Commission, and commission member Laurence “Bubba” McDonald, who has spear-headed an attempt to put a stop to the PSC’s tradition of rotating the position.
But they probably didn’t know that tempers were on such a hair-trigger. Echols’ ascension to the post has required the PSC to order up some new stationery, noting the fact of Echols’ leadership in the letterhead.
Normally, the four other members of the utility regulating commission are listed as well. But we’re told that McDonald has demanded that his name be omitted from the new stationery. He doesn’t want his name anywhere near that of Echols.
The order isn’t back from the printer’s yet. We’ve asked for a copy.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider