Schuette visits Hancock, makes remarks on AmeriGas price gouging

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette took a tour of the U.P. Tuesday, and one of those stops was in the Copper Country to speak with local government officials and business groups.

Schuette spoke at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock to many local government officials including Hancock Mayor Lisa McKenzie who introduced Schuette.  Finlandia President Philip Johnson presented Schuette with a gift of some Finlandia University gear.

Schuette he talked about his work during his term as the state’s attorney general, and what he plans to do if he is re-elected.

But, there was one thing many people had on their mind: the AmeriGas price gouging case.

“That spike is unacceptable and that’s why we received over 400 complaints in this Michigan winter.  So that’s why we started this whole propane investigation,” Schuette said.

Schuette added that he had a message for AmeriGas, as well as Ferrellgas, another company caught in the propane price-spiking controversy.

“We’re not going to stand by and let consumers get ripped off and the expectation of fair pricing and fair prices and honoring contracts is fundamental and that’s why we started the investigation,” he said.

Among those who attended the event were the Houghton and Hancock Rotaries, the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance and the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce