People brought their electric bills to complain about what they're paying now. So as state regulators gathered for public input for Westar's request for a rate increase, they knew what to expect.
"I'm on a fixed income and every little bit they hit me, it's hurting," Westar customer Gary Rosiere says.
Westar has nearly 700,000 customers in Kansas. The public hearing in Wichita followed hearings in Salina and Topeka earlier in the week.
Nobody likes paying more, but the Kansas Corporation Commission considers what the rate hike is for and whether it's justified.
"We go through an intensive investigation, comprehensive audit of the company and look at all their costs," commission spokesperson Rosemary Foreman says.