Kehoe prefiles bill encouraging nuclear plant development

Thirty days before the 2011 legislative session begins, state Sen.-elect Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, has prefiled a bill that could lead to construction of a second nuclear plant in Callaway County.

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Kehoe noted his bill would not repeal Missouri’s 1976, voter-approved “Construction Work In Progress” law, which prohibits utilities from seeking to raise rates to help pay for a new power plant, before that plant is generating electricity.


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