LAS VEGAS -- Nearly a month after an explosion in Downtown Las Vegas forced many businesses in the area to close their doors. One prepares to reopen, while another still struggle to find a temporary location to do business.
For months, the union representing utility linemen and others at NV Energy has been savaging management for what it said was an attempt to gut pension benefits for future retirees. “Shame on NV Energy” is the slogan of the union campaign.
Wednesday brought a first look at how Nevada's new electricity rate-recovery process will work, and that glimpse included word of a potential rate increase of just less than 5 percent for Southern Nevada customers of NV Energy.
America’s leading consumer research firm once gave NV Energy the highest ranking for customer service in the West. But after years the eliminating service line crews and the closure of all but one customer service office in the state - NV Energy ranks dead last. Executives have pushed these cuts while reporting over $225 million in profit and paying CEO Michael Yackira nearly $5.3 million. And now, NV Energy is breaking its promise to retirees by slashing their health care when they need it most.