Broke-Ass Kansas City Enjoys Winter Warmup Amid Skyrocketing Heat Bills

It turns out that inflation wasn't "transitory" at all and the Kansas City cost of living continues to spike.

Here's more evidence . . .

For example, a customer living in Jackson County’s 64064 zip code just received a Spire bill for $173.65. Billing records show the price is more than twice what the customer paid compared to a year ago.

Another bill in Kansas City’s 64114 zip code increased 75%, from $62.38 to $109.28 year to year.

In November, the Missouri Public Service Commission approved a rate increase for Spire West customers, which includes the Kansas City area. The increase took effect Nov. 29.

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Kansas City natural gas bills surge amid cold snap, rate increases

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sticker shock in the form of a Spire Energy bill is greeting some residents in Kansas City. Monthly gas bills began appearing in mailboxes and inboxes this week, the same time a second rate increase on Spire's natural gas took effect.

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Kansas program opens soon for families in need of heating bill assistance

KANSAS (WIBW) - If you are looking for utility payment assistance as temperatures begin to drop, the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will start accepting applications next week. As the weather gets colder - the thermostat on Kansas homes increases, but if your family is struggling to cover heating bills, you need help.