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Former Cass County prosecutor announces run for attorney general

Former Cass County prosecutor announces run for attorney general

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Not even a day after state Sen. Scott Sifton, D-St. Louis, announced that he would remain in the state Senate, another Democrat has entered the race for attorney general. Former Cass County prosecutor Teresa Hensley, D-Raymore, has thrown her hat into the ring. She served in that position for 10 years

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Former state Sen. Coleman appointed to PSC

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday that he appointed long time public servant and former Senate Minority Leader Maida Coleman, D-St. Louis, to the Missouri Public Service Commission. Coleman will begin work as a commissioner Aug. 10, replacing departing chair of the panel Robert Kenney. She believes her history as a legislator

Gov. Nixon to appoint former Senator Maida Coleman to the Missouri Public Service Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that he will be appointing former Senator Maida Coleman, of St. Louis, to serve on the Missouri Public Service Commission effective Aug. 10. Coleman, a former state representative and senator, is currently the director of the Missouri Office of Community Engagement (OCE). Former St. Louis City

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PSC approves new orders, discusses solar power rebates

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission met Wednesday and passed four new orders and tariffs. Chairman Robert Kenney began the meeting with an announcement regarding a new web document that assists plaintiffs with voicing complaints to the PSC, “It’s a big deal. It’s not a terribly heavy lift to get something like that done, but it

State fairgrounds slated for $4M in improvements

SEDALIA, Mo. — At the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Gov. Jay Nixon announced roughly $4 million in upgrades to the property through the Build Missouri initiative. Nixon’s office stressed that the improvements come as part of the Democratic governor’s own proposal, noting that Build Missouri was “called for by the Governor in his State

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Gov. Nixon speaks against Jeff City culture at school administrators’ conference

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon spoke at the Annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators, an event bringing together education officials from around the state organized by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on Tuesday. Nixon used the opportunity to speak about two bills he vetoed as well as what he sees as current cultural problems

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Noranda CEO buys $99k in NOR stock after PSC rate case

NEW MADRID, Mo. – Noranda Aluminum CEO Kip Smith bought $100,000 worth of shares of NOR last week, in what legislators are calling a “statement” in light of the company’ recent rate case compromise before the Public Service Commission. Noranda owns and operates an aluminum smelter in New Madrid that employs approximately 900 and accounts

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Kinder goes to Ferguson for ‘cleanup day’

FERGUSON, Mo. — Lt. Governor Peter Kinder spent his morning in Ferguson picking up trash and pulling vines alongside hundreds of volunteers in a cleanup day sponsored by KMOX personality Charlie Brennan. Kinder, a Republican candidate for Governor in 2016, appears to be emphasizing his ties with black communities surrounding Ferguson — as well as

PSC Sets Intervention Deadline In Ameren Missouri Electric Fuel And Purchased Power Adjustment Charge Case

                JEFFERSON CITY—Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission to adjust the fuel and purchased power adjustment charge (FAC) on the bills of its electric customers. Ameren Missouri has made two filings.  In its first filing (Case No. ER-2016-0016), Ameren Missouri proposes to adjust the FAC

Prop B opponents fined by MEC

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Five and a half years after the people of Missouri passed a ballot initiative designed to stop the practice of puppy mills, some opponents of the measure found themselves in hot water with the Missouri Ethics Commission. The MEC punished Mark Patterson and his lobbying firm, The Alliance for Truth, to the tune

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