This week I was appointed to a special committee alongside other Colorado lawmakers to address rising utility costs. Xcel Energy officials have made no secret they’re charging more. They have sought, and gained approval, for several price hikes over the last few years as turbulent energy markets pushed their own production costs higher. Xcel customers are being charged three times as much for natural gas now as they were before the pandemic. This committee will fully explore the issue and potential solutions. To read more about this, follow the link below.