Once completed the natural gas plant would employ about two dozen people, approximately the same number as the coal plant.
A variety of public meetings will be held on the topic across the state.
The bill would require the state regulatory commission to look at the contract again if the state Supreme Court does not uphold it.
That approval of a rate hike was on appeal when news broke that the hearing officer in the rate case had been negotiating the terms of a job offer with Duke.
A 15 percent increase should show up on Bloomington residents' water bills within the next 90 days.
Duke Energy Corporation’s top utility executive has resigned after questionable emails were published in the Indianapolis Star.