Some Missourians are sruggling to pay their utility bills and that has prompted the Public Service Commission to ask Congress for help. People are still trying to catch up after last winter’s spike in energy costs. Public Service Commission Chairman Kelvin Simmons is asking Congress to come up with at least $3-billion nationwide to support the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Simmons says that while Missouri has a cold weather rule prohibiting utility companies from cutting off residential power in the winter, there is no rule in place to protect people from the extreme heat.
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