Utility Regulator In Question

1 decade 1 year 6 months ago Wednesday, October 10 2007 Oct 10, 2007 Wednesday, October 10, 2007 8:55:26 AM CDT October 10, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri utilities regulator is facing accusations that he privately discussed a multi-million dollar rate case with an electric company executive. Public Service Commissioner Lin Appling denies that anything improper occurred. Appling toured a Kansas City Power and Light plant several months ago with the utility's vice president of regulatory affairs. Appling mentioned the tour while questioning the executive last week during a hearing on the power company's request for a 45 million dollar annual rate increase. State law bars utility regulators from privately discussing rate cases with witnesses. Attorneys representatives consumers claim Appling may have violated that law.

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