Voters in counties less familiar with California's largest public utility supported the measure, which was sponsored and funded by the company. But it was rejected by 52.5% of voters.
Fed up with big bills, distrustful of new meters that show higher usage and chagrined by power shutoffs when payments are late, PG&E's customers sent a vote of no-confidence to the giant utility this week when they rejected the utility-sponsored Proposition 16.
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