House committee holds hearing on regulating municipal electric rates

House committee holds hearing on regulating municipal electric rates

The House Local Government Committee gathered Tuesday to evaluate the benefits and disadvantages of passing House Bill 1405.

 

HB 1405 has two main functions. It would not allow municipalities to transfer money from electric funds to general funds. It would also provide residents within municipalities that have electric service monopolies to have more protections so these residents would have choice. These protections would be similar to guidelines that the Public Utility Commission (PUC) abides by.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Here’s what’s in the Senate-passed Fiscal Code

Here’s what’s in the Senate-passed Fiscal Code

By a 41-9 vote on Monday, the Senate passed budget implementation language in the Fiscal Code. Here's a look at what's in it.

Monday, October 23, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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New municipal electric rate fairness proposal draws swift derision from municipal electric providers

New municipal electric rate fairness proposal draws swift derision from municipal electric providers

Thursday morning, Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Lawrence) announced the introduction of legislation aimed at what he called “fairness” among municipal electric providers, requiring them to adopt more uniform and reasonable rates.

 

Shortly following the announcement, the legislation drew swift negative reaction from those providers, who indicated the proposal would have “dramatic unintended consequences.”

Friday, May 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Freshman Focus: Representative-elect Aaron Bernstine (R-Lawrence)

Freshman Focus: Representative-elect Aaron Bernstine (R-Lawrence)

Meet Rep.-elect Aaron Bernstine (R-Lawrence). He joined The PLS Reporter to tell us why he decided to run, what he plans to do when he gets in office, and what he likes to do in his spare time. 

Friday, December 16, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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