Tantaros Lawsuit Contains Multitude of Allegations Against Fox News and its Executives

Electronic surveillance of emails and telephone conversations.  “Fake” media sites with “sockpuppet accounts” made to appear as if they were held by independent persons or neutral media outlets.featured

Great Plains’ Next Move in Kansas is Unclear

Great Plains Energy’s $12.2 billion plans to acquire Topeka-based Westar Energy was hit with a regulatory tornado in Kansas this week and, as a result, one major Midwestern energy users groupfeatured

Regulatory Hurdles Persist for Westar/Great Plains Merger

The proposed $12.2 billion merger of Missouri-based Great Plains Energy and Kansas-based Westar Energy is steadily trudging toward a self-imposed spring deadline for closing, butfeatured

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Maine Regulators to Start Proceedings for FairPoint/Consolidated Merger

It’s still early in the process, but Maine’s chief consumer agency for utility customers still wants to know how Illinois-based Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. plans to operate rural telephone services in Maine should it win regulatory approval for its merger with FairPoint Communications.featured

Maine to Kickoff FairPoint/Consolidated Reviews

The state of Maine should provide the first inkling of how intense the concerns of intervenors will be in Illinois-based Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc.’s $1.5 billionfeatured

Interview with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

She fiercely defends the Federal Communications Commission’s hotly debated decision on net neutrality, approved under the leadership of previous Democratic Chair Tom Wheeler. She vows to continue to focus her attention on publicfeatured

Kansas Regulator Begins Hearing on Westar-Great Plains Energy Merger

It was a question that danced all day around the Kansas Corporation Commission’s evidentiary hearing into the proposed $12.2 billion merger of Great Plains Energy and Westarfeatured

Will FCC’s Pai Ease Path for Level 3/CenturyLink Merger Review?

With President Trump’s appointment of Republican Commissioner Ajit Pai to the chair of the Federal Communications Commission, telecom industry observers are split overfeatured

NextEra Scuffles with Intervenors Over Oncor Board Composition

NextEra Energy’s proposal to revamp Oncor Electric Delivery’s board of directors as part of NextEra’s proposed $18.7 billion merger is in the cross-hairs of industry competitors as well asfeatured

Consultants Dominate Westar/Great Plains Kansas Proceedings

Call it the case of the dueling consultants. On one side is Maryland attorney Scott Hempling, who often opposes big utility mergers in testimony before regulatory agencies. On the other side is Washington, D.C., economist John J. Reed, who often supports the industry in big utility mergers infeatured

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