Illinois Senate Overrides Gov. Quinn's Veto on Energy BillThe concern on the governor’s part was what he called “unprecedented interference” in the Illinois Commerce Commission’s rate-making authority.
Ameren Illinois Rates Going Up“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.”
Illinois House Approves Changes To Electricity Measure The House voted 91-24 Wednesday.
Watchdog Groups Warn Lawmakers of Downfall in Smart Grid OverrideThe 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.
Ill. Electric Rate Fight Not Over 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.