Local Representative proposes legislation against ICC


A local lawmaker is pushing for residents rights' to be heard by the Illinois Commerce Commission.

State Representative Bob Flider met with the attorney general's office and AARP to discuss his proposed legislation Monday morning.

The legislation would require the ICC to hear oral arguments from the attorney general and other citizen action groups. Representative Flider says the ICC should not be able to deny people an opportunity to be heard before making a decision that affects resident's pocket books.

This stems from the ICC's refusal to hear from lawyers with the attorney general's office during the hearings which approved Ameren's utility delivery rate increase request last September.

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