Attorney General Maura Healey on Thursday, March 29 called for the Legislature to shut down the market that allows consumers to buy electricity from independent suppliers instead of their local utility, saying they are being hit with millions in extra costs.

Healey released a report that showed electric customers who switched to a competitive supplier collectively paid nearly $180 million more than if they had remained with their utility, during a two-year period between July 2015 and July 2017.

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