A Kansas senator held a Labette County town hall Saturday afternoon.
Senator Roger Marshall was in Parsons answering questions from local residents on topics such as medical marijuana, election fraud, and increases in the minimum wage.
Two Kansas mayors in attendance say their city has seen their utility bills go up after last week’s cold spell.
A Kansas city mayor said he had an estimate of his utility bill of $ 541,000. This is the price for one year of electricity.
She asked Senator Marshall what was being done to correct the pricing problem.
Senator Roger Marshall, who represents District 1, said, “We have asked the federal energy regulator, which is overseeing this, to investigate the situation to see if anything shameful is going on about prices.”
Senator Marshall says saving energy during cold spells helped the state avoid power outages.
Kansas residents who were in the audience say they thought the town hall was a success.
Don Alexander, a resident of Neosho County, said, “I think we’re lucky when our senators and representatives come out and spend time with the people they represent.
Lon Hale, an Allen County resident, said, “It was a good town hall meeting. I brought my children with me today, so they brought my grandchildren with them today because I wanted them to see the trial. “
The town hall on Saturday evening lasted almost an hour.