Westar increase still stings

Well, a $3-a-month increase in residential electric bills is better than what Westar Energy wanted. And the new proposal, which still must be approved by the Kansas Corporation Commission, drops the bad idea of increasing rates on residential customers and small businesses so that Westar can cut rates on big businesses. But the increase still stings, especially when it is Westar’s 19th requested rate hike in the past four years.