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Advocacy group leader raising concerns on SCE&G rate hike

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The leader of a state-wide small business advocacy group is raising concerns about a proposed rate hike by SCE&G.

Frank Knapp with the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce says the company submitted several questionable expenses to the state public service commission to justify the rate increase in June.

They include 166 "Zumba and Body Sculp" classes from a private trainer totaling more than $6,000 and more than $1,200 in liquor from two separate dinners at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Columbia.

An SCE&G spokesperson said that the alcohol charges should not have been included in the report and have since been removed.

As far as the Zumba classes, officials say that it is part of an extensive health and wellness program for SCE&G employees.

If approved, residential rates would increase by almost five percent starting in January.

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