utility bills http://kbia.org en Gov. Nixon requests $3.5 million for utility assistance http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-requests-35-million-utility-assistance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The harsh winter months have left several low-income families with high energy bills, but Gov. Jay Nixon’s $3.5 million amendment to his supplementary budget might help.</span></p><p>Nixon said Monday that the funding would be included in general reve</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:29:57 +0000 Sara Pang 49387 at http://kbia.org Snowstorm leaves Missourians seeking help for cost of heating http://kbia.org/post/snowstorm-leaves-missourians-seeking-help-cost-heating <p>The recent snowstorm has left thousands throughout the state needing assistance with their heating bills.</p><p>The Missouri Association for Community Action runs a government-funded institution called The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which helps people pay their utilities.</p><p>The program has seen budget cuts in recent years and the recent weather has meant an increased demand for services. Executive Director Elaine West says this combination has put huge pressure on local programs.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:12:54 +0000 Turner Twyman 29681 at http://kbia.org Snowstorm leaves Missourians seeking help for cost of heating Some western Mo. electric bills to decrease http://kbia.org/post/some-western-mo-electric-bills-decrease <p>Electric bills are on the way down for some residents of western Missouri, thanks to a decline in fuel prices.</p><p>The Missouri Public Service Commission has reduced the fuel adjustment charge for Kansas City Power &amp; Light's Greater Missouri Operations. Fuel adjustment clauses allow power companies to adjust rates for changes in the price of natural gas.</p><p>The reduction takes effect Sept. 1.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:18:50 +0000 Associated Press 19518 at http://kbia.org Some western Mo. electric bills to decrease