Masterson fears rate study bill goes further than intended, seeks compromise

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A bill calling for a study of Kansas' high electric rates is slowing down in the Legislature after a key lawmaker was advised that the legislation would change how rates are set in Kansas.

Republican state Sen. Ty Masterson, chairman of the Senate Utilities Committee, said Wednesday that he wants both sides in the debate over electricity rates to work out their differences over a rate study.

Masterson said the Legislature's attorneys cautioned that the study bill — as written — would change how the Kansas Corporation Commission . . .

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