Over at Missourinet, Jason Taylor reports that Republican Senator Ed Emery of Lamar is bringing back a comprehensive energy bill for another attempt at passage in this year’s legislative session. Emery, who’s sponsoring the bill, has introduced similar legislation a number of times. Its key components this year allow investor utilities such as Ameren and Kansas City Power & Light to invest more than $1 billion in infrastructure upgrades, while limiting rate hikes to three-percent a year. Emery says the bill is intended to encourage utilities to upgrade their power grids. Consumer groups are again lining up to oppose the proposed legislation. We can expect a robust debate.
You can read Jason’s piece here: