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Require open meetings for water utility rate-setting

Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor filed a lawsuit today against the Kansas Corporation Commission, and its Commissioners individually alleging that the Commissioners of that agency violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA).

The action seeks injunctive relief concerning the rate increase for Howison Heights, Inc., previously approved by the Commission. The impact of the injunction would void the action taken by the KCC resulting in a near fifty percent rate hike to consumers of the water district.

The lawsuit also seeks other relief consistent with the KOMA. The primary purposes of this action are to ensure that both the statutory provisions of the KOMA are adhered to and the purpose of the Act, governmental transparency, is enforced.

Source: D.A. office press release: 2014 Kansas Senate race , Jun 19, 2013

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