At Blackout Hearing, Big Political Donors Questioned

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story including a company that donated a relatively small amount of money to a legislative caucus, not to political candidates. Those donations have been removed from this analysis, as has the name of the company.

The power companies and execs at today's hearing on the rolling blackouts this month were familiar faces to the senators asking the tough questions. Over the years, they've helped bankroll the lawmakers' political campaigns. 

Since 2000, in fact, power companies have donated at least $430,000 to members of the two Senate committees represented ...

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