Senate committee moves to reduce Kansas electric rates

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A Senate committee staked out a position on high electricity rates Wednesday, passing a resolution calling on state regulators to keep power rates regionally competitive.

The resolution, which is backed by 31 senators, comes in response to spiking electric rates that have put Kansas as the highest in the Midwest.

"It's about the ratepayers. It's about the working people. It's about the working families," said state Sen. Julia Lynn, an Olathe Republican and chair of the Senate Commerce Committee. "It's about the people who are seing their electric rates continue to skyrocket. It's not just . . .


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