Westar is an inefficient, large corporation, overstaffed with overpaid and over-coddled employees/execs. And, as long as they have the monopoly on the delivery of electricity we will pay the piper. The cozy relationship between Westar execs and lobbyists with State congressmen is pathetic.
The City of Manhattan had a long overdue discussion on water rates in the recent past. That discussion publicized the inequities in our water rates and went a long way to assist the citizens of our community. The State legislature does not have the spine to perform the same exhaustive review of Westar and their rape of the citizenry. It’s much easier to cut funds for educating our children than to buck the powers that be at Westar.