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Money & Politics: Records show the state's role in $492M drop of power plant value
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Here's one overlooked virtue to government transparency: More often than not, it shows public officials acting with good intentions. Take the state Department of Revenue's controversial decision to accept a lowered equalized value for a mothballed nuclear power plant in Kewaunee County in northeast Wisconsin. The $502 million figure arrived at by the town of Carlton, where the plant is located, was changed to about $10 million, the value embraced by the plant's owner, Dominion.