House Makes New Coal Plant Pitch

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The House is planning to vote on the latest proposal designed to make sure two coal-fired power plants are built in southwest Kansas.

The measure ties the plants to economic development projects in other parts of the state.

House approval would send the measure to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. But many legislators expect her to veto it.

The Senate approved the measure Tuesday night, 24-10.

The bill clears the way for Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to build the two plants in Finney County. The secretary of health and environment has blocked the construction over potential carbon dioxide emissions.

Supporters of the plants hope to attract enough votes for the latest measure to override a veto.

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