Talina Mathews is a Commissioner at the Kentucky Public Service Commission.
It was a bright, crisp winter day when Public Utilities Fortnightly went to Kentucky's capital to meet with the Kentucky Public Service Commission. Despite the snow on the ground, we had a warm welcome inside. PUF met with the PSC's three commissioners and its staff.
PUF: You have an interesting background because you're a Commissioner, but you were on the Staff, and you've been at Organization of MISO States. Talk about your experiences.
Commissioner Mathews: I started my state government career with the Division of Water. Then I came over to the Commission as an economist, working in the research division.
In 2000, every office in this building was full and a couple of offices had folks sharing space.
Then, like most Commissions, we went from a hundred and thirty people to fewer than sixty-five. Some of that decrease was due to the deregulation of the telecom industry.