Senate Debated Renewable Fuel Requirements

Westar Energy crews work to replace a utility pole Oct. 25 in Rossville, Kansas.
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- At the Statehouse today a Senate Committee debated whether to delay or change requirements that the state's utility companies use more renewable fuel.

The current deadline is generating 15 percent of their energy through a renewable source by 2016 and 20 percent by 2020.

The Senate Education Committee heard testimony today on renewing the state's 20 million property tax for k through12 education.

No one spoke against the proposal. The taxes will raise about 575 million dollars a year.