Bill to finance Callaway power plant moves forward

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 | 7:43 p.m. CST; updated 9:54 a.m. CST, Wednesday, March 4, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY – Despite the governor's opposition, the Missouri House and Senate continued to move forward on a bill that would allow AmerenUE to increase its rates to pay for the financing costs of a second power plant in Callaway. The Missouri House Utilities committee overwhelming voted in favor of moving the bill forward, and the Senate version is being redrafted by the members of the Commerce committee.