Citizens Utility Board
The concern on the governor’s part was what he called “unprecedented interference” in the Illinois Commerce Commission’s rate-making authority.
“Scam artists use consumers’ phone numbers like credit cards, racking up charges for things they never ordered and don’t want and profiting to the tune of $2 billion each year.”
The Citizens’ Utility Board estimates the average homeowner would save up $40 annually without the tax.
The $32 million increase is half of what Ameren originally requested, but it’s still more than the amount recommended by an administrative law judge.
Ameren spokesman Leigh Morris says the utility company remains hopeful that lawmakers in Springfield will take up the legislation this fall and override the governor’s veto.
Say customers should actually get refund