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TRA Chairman Roberson resigning after 36 years

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Regulatory Authority Chairman Eddie Roberson is resigning after 36 years at the agency.

Roberson is stepping down on Oct. 1, according to a Tuesday report by the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/pYfEgz ).

Roberson's most recent term expired in July, but he agreed to stay on while Republican Gov. Bill Haslam conducted a review of the panel's operations.

The TRA, the successor to the Tennessee Public Service Commission, has members appointed by the governor and the General Assembly. Haslam this year introduced a bill to reduce the number of directors at the TRA from four to three, but the measure did not pass.

The governor this summer raised the possibility of doing away with the agency, suggesting that the regulatory responsibilities might better be handled by the executive branch.

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Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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