– Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is seeking expert assistance for his ongoing investigation into the sharp price increases of natural gas during the period of extreme cold temperatures in February. Schmidt has submitted a request for proposals seeking to retain a law firm with expertise in the natural gas marketplace to assist with the investigation and any potential civil litigation enforcing Kansas anti-profiteering law. The Legislative Budget Committee recently reviewed the RFP without recommending any changes. The RFP is now posted publicly with the state procurement office and interested firms are invited to bid until October 28, 2021.