The (Peoria) Journal Star reports that Quinn says the legislation is
a guarantee for utility companies to give themselves annual rate
increases while eliminating accountability.
Supporters say the
legislation is needed to finance a "Smart Grid" that can monitor
energy use and reduce waste. The $3 billion, 10-year plan also would
have given Commonwealth Edison and Ameren Illinois money for basic
Quinn made his comments Thursday during a stop in Peoria with
Ameren Illinois' corporate headquarters nearby.
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