smart grid http://peoriapublicradio.org en Lawmakers override Quinn veto of ‘Smart Grid’ http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-override-quinn-veto-smart-grid <p></p><div>The Illinois General Assembly has overridden Governor Pat Quinn's veto of legislation that addresses so-called "Smart Grid" technology.</div><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 21:23:17 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6045 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmakers override Quinn veto of ‘Smart Grid’ Senate overrides Governor's veto of smart grid legislation http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/senate-overrides-governors-veto-smart-grid-legislation <p></p><div>The Illinois Senate Tuesday voted to override Governor Pat Quinn's veto of so-called smart grid legislation. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, it was yet another display of ComEd's power over the Illinois General Assembly.</div><p>W<span style="line-height: 1.5;">hen the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chicago-land</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> electric utility </span>ComEd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> did not like the way the state regulator was handling its request to charge customers more money, it pleaded its case to the legislature. Lawmakers obliged by superseding the regulator, but earlier this month, </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Quinn vetoed the legislation.</span></p><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 12:17:16 +0000 Denise Molina & Brian Mackey 6003 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Senate overrides Governor's veto of smart grid legislation Gov. vetoes measure making it easier to increase electric rates http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-vetoes-measure-making-it-easier-increase-electric-rates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat Quinn vetoed legislation Sunday that would have eased the way for increases in electric rates. But it's not the first time he's opposed this sort of thing, and the legislature has so far been able to work around him. IPR’S Brian Mackey has more.</span></p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 12:24:30 +0000 Denise Molina 5118 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. vetoes measure making it easier to increase electric rates