The concern on the governor’s part was what he called “unprecedented interference” in the Illinois Commerce Commission’s rate-making authority.
“And the end of the 10 years it will add $34 in a year to that typical customer’s bill to pay for all of these improvements.”
The House voted 91-24 Wednesday.
The bill in question provides for an upgrade of the electricity delivery system, but consumer groups say it also makes it much easier for Ameren and Com Ed to raise rates.
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.