Your phone bill could be cheaper because of a bill passed by the Missouri Legislature on the last day of the 2001 session. Michelle Wirth has more from Jefferson City.
The Missouri Legislature passed a state-wide bill stopping utility companies from passing right-of-way fees to consumers when they dig up city streets. Cities, like St. Louis City, decide what to charge for the right-of-way based on the specific location where utility companies dig. St. Louis City Senator John Scott says the bill is favorable for St. Louis City.
The bill also gives the public a chance to vote before right-of-way fees in cities are increased. From Jefferson City, I'm Michelle Wirth.