Disagreement May Stall Electric Utility Deregulation
Lesley Rogers Of The Post-Dispatch, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Disagreement between the electric utility industry and Gov. Jim Edgar's office may scuttle hopes for an electric deregulation bill this session, sources say.
Despite more than 150 hours of closed-door meetings with about 70 Illinois legislators and representatives of utility interests, little agreement has been reached on the main issues: when the state's electric utilities will deregulate and how they will be run.
If the committee doesn't agree on a proposal, legislators have said they are wary about voting for a bill that the utility companies don't want. The Legislature is depending on the committee to present a plan on which all players agree. Last year, the …
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