Legislature approves electric rate incentive for development


The Kansas Legislature on Thursday approved a bill expanding efforts to discount high electric rates for companies moving to Kansas.

The bill was seen as a way that Kansas could attract more business by making electric rates more regionally competitive with discounts for big energy users.

"This could help us lure the tech industry to Kansas, help us attract jobs," said Republican state Rep. Nick Hoheisel.

"Rebuilding our economy is going to be key right now."

However, critics denounced the legislation as a hasty, last-minute attempt . . .


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