Bill would allow frequent, small utility rate hikes


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The Indiana House of Representatives passed legislation that would let utility companies pass small rate increases more easily to pass costs on to customers. PHOTO BY SCOTT ROBERSON


Proposed legislation would let utilities increase your monthly bills for infrastructure upgrades without first getting rate hikes approved, meaning those increases could happen more quickly and easily.

Your electric or gas bill could go up more frequently, at least once every six months, but by smaller amounts.

Officials with Jackson County REMC, which supplies electricity to rural areas in Jackson County and parts of nine others, doesn’t expect to see much change if the legislation passes, however.

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