A Republican leader in the Kansas Senate says he’ll propose a fee on all utility bills in the state to help fund education.
Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning, a Republican from Overland Park, says his plan calls for a $3 monthly fee on residential electric, gas and water bills in the state. Those with all three utilities would pay $9 more a month. For commercial customers, the monthly fee would be $10 per bill.
The whole package would raise $150 million a year, Denning estimates.