UPDATED: Fight over electric rates focusing on how KCC is picked

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(Updated to include Kansas Chamber's response to Evergy and subsequent replies)

A group pushing for lower electric rates is undertaking an effort to force the election of the state commission that regulates public utilities in Kansas.

Kansans for Lower Electric Rates, a coalition made up of heavy power users, midsized businesses and some school districts, introduced a bill last week that calls for electing the three members of the Kansas Corporation Commission.

The members of the commission are now appointed by the governor to four-year terms.

"It's time to revisit how we regulate utilities in Kansas," said . . .

SSJ

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