Lawmakers: Kansas electricity rates too high


Several groups urged Kansas lawmakers to take action against rising electricity rates on Thursday. 

They asked for rates to be reduced ten percent with five percent decreases each year, until pricing is similar to neighboring states.

Kansas is the most expensive state in the region.

Oklahoma’s electric rates are thirty-one percent lower than Kansas. 

“Rate disparity effects every single Kansas person,” said Jim Zakoura, from Kansas Industrial Consumers Group. “It amounts to a fifty dollar penalty per month for fixed incomes and it makes Kansas non-competitive.”  

This come after the senate approved a resolution last year to take action about the rates. The resolution was not acted on. 

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