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March 4, 2013MO |  By: MDN

Missouri Utility Surcharges

The leader of Missouri's largest utility company traveled through winter weather to urge lawmakers to pass a bill which would make it easier for companies to jack up electricity bills at a House Utility Committee hearing Wednesday.

Officials from the largest utility companies in Missouri, including Ameren Missouri, spoke in favor of the bill which would add a surcharge to your utility bill to help pay for infrastructure improvements. Ameren's President and CEO Warner Baxter says it would create jobs and improve service reliability.

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But Republican Representative Todd Richardson said he thinks the companies have been reliable enough, and he wants to see a more concrete argument for infrastructure improvements.