Updated: Utility rate study dies after lawmakers can’t agree on vendor

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A major study of rising electric rates in Kansas died Tuesday when leading lawmakers couldn't agree on a vendor because of an unusual quirk in the law.

The Legislative Coordinating Council couldn't muster enough votes to approve the study, which was overwhelmingly authorized by the Legislature last session to examine why the state has the highest electric rates among its neighbors.

The results of the study would have likely set the agenda for the Legislature in how to address utility rates in the . . .


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