http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4652937/ Two Women Try to Pay Bill in Pennies - Two women who live on a fixed income, said they are not pleased with a proposal to raise power rates by 20%. Together they delivered more than 12,000 pennies in a wheel barrow to the lobby of Idaho Power,in Boise Thursday morning. One of the women, Retta Green, said she just can't afford the suggested rate hike, "It's gonna kill me, in fact I'm going to have to shut my power off because right now I'm collecting pennies to pay my bill." An Idaho Power spokesman greeted the women in the lobby and said the company is very much concerned about the affects an increase would have on all power customers."The needs and concerns of low income customers are a part of all of the company's concerns", said Jeff Beaman, Director of Corp. Communications at Idaho Power. Idaho Power could not accept the pennies scattered in the wheelbarrow, but said payment would be accepted when the pennies were rolled and certified by a local bank. someone correct me if I'm wrong, but does ANY company have the right to refuse a cash payment? and if so, can you then claim the debt dismissed for that refusal?