Rural electric cooperatives (RECs) introduced legislation to remove the "rural" from their title to expand
unfair competitive practices into the urban and suburban areas of Oklahoma. But lobbying kept the bill in
check with arguments against any new introduction of legislation until the deregulation process is finished.
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For plumbers in Flint, Mich., “it’s been a heck of a year,” said Harold T. Harrington, a master plumber and pipefitter working as the business manager for Flint’s United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 370. Read more stories in 2017 March Issue.