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Master of Science (MS)


Political Science


Municipal lighting in Logan City is a contemporary development of municipal lighting in other American cities, because it has involved public opinion and lawsuits and competition between a private corporation and a municipality owning and operating an electric light plant. It is perhaps one of the most eventful and serious conflicts between owners of a public utility which has some before public and legal observation in the State of Utah. The case of Logan City vs. Utah Power & Light Company was brought before the Utah State Utilities Commission and the Utah State Supreme Court and the Court decided that the Utilities Commission did not have the jurisdiction to regulate the rates and the policies of municipally owned utilities. This case will have a bearing on future conflicts between municipally owned and privately owned public utilities operating within the State of Utah.