Governor to Respond to GOP Plan on Coal

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says she'll respond to a new plan for allowing two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.

The Democratic governor has scheduled a news conference for 9 a.m. Wednesday. That's just an hour before legislators reconvene after their annual spring break.

The Republican leaders who drafted the plan said they wanted an answer before the session resumed.

Otherwise, they said, they would attempt to override a Sebelius veto of a bill allowing the two plants.

The latest plan still would permit Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to build the two plants in Finney County. But they would be 14 percent smaller than the utility had proposed.

Sebelius has proposed allowing Sunflower to build one plant.


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