Senate urges regulators to keep electric rates competitive

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The Kansas Senate passed a resolution Thursday urging state regulators to keep power rates regionally competitive.

The resolution, passed on a 30-9 vote, comes in response to spiking electric rates that have put Kansas as the highest in the Midwest.

The resolution calls on the Kansas Corporation Commission to identify any new laws that would reduce retail electricity rates to regionally competitive levels.

“Kansas’ regionally uncompetitive electric rates are negatively impacting the state’s economic competitiveness as a location for industry and commerce,” the resolution states.

“Captive Kansas . . .

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