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PSC determines rate increase for Kansas City Power & Light

PSC determines rate increase for Kansas City Power & Light

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission has decided Wednesday to grant Kansas City Power & Light (KCPL) an electric rate increase to the tune of $89.7 million after the utility company bore increased costs for its services. The PSC also authorized a return on equity of 9.5 percent, lower than their current return on

Koster releases new findings on West Lake Landfill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Several expert witnesses gathered by the state for a lawsuit against Republic Services Inc. and management of the West Lake Landfill say that radiation and other pollutants have migrated off-site, a serious concern for nearby residents. Attorney General Chris Koster filed suit against Republic in 2013 for alleged wrongdoing associated with

Clemency denied to death row inmate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced late Tuesday that he denied a clemency petition for Roderick Nunley, 50, just hours before Nunley was put to death in Bonne Terre. Nunley’s execution, originally scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, was put on hold when his attorneys filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus to the U.S. Supreme

Jason Kander: Why Political Pressure Can’t Stop Me From Opposing the Iran Deal

By Jason Kander As a former Army Intelligence Officer who investigated corruption in the Afghan government, I’ve seen first hand how an unpredictable country can react to internal and external political pressure. It’s one of the reasons I know that the United States cannot empower an unstable regime by allowing them to have the capability

DOR sets new rules as court reform takes effect

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A new law reducing the amount a city can raise for its general revenue through traffic tickets and fees became official last week, and the Missouri Department of Revenue is laying out new guidelines for local governments collecting beyond the new limit. The DOR’s move amounts to a re-write of the

Mizanskey released from prison

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A man sentenced to serve the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole was released today after spending twenty years behind bars. Jeff Mizanskey’s release comes after years of lobbying by his family, appeals from legal representatives, marijuana advocates and work by state lawmakers, all of whom

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Missouri farmers praise federal judge’s injunction against water rule

FARGO, N.D. – A federal judge filed an injunction against the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule arbitrated by the Enivronmental Protection Agency (EPA) Thursday. Judge Ralph Erickson of the U.S. District Court of North Dakota found “the EPA has violated its Congressional grant of authority in its promulgation of the Rule at issue

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UPDATED By the numbers: veto session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri General Assembly is set to convene for this year’s veto session on September 16 – otherwise known in the Missouri Constitution as “the first Wednesday following the second Monday in September.” Two bills have already been overriden by the legislature during this regular session, leaving 17 bills to be considered

Kinder: Why I was the only no vote on 2nd taxpayer-funded stadium in St. Louis

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Thursday (Aug. 27) Missouri lawmakers are conducting a public forum regarding state-backed bonding for a second football stadium in St. Louis. The stadium project is an ill-advised attempt to keep the Rams in St. Louis or attract another NFL franchise. Rams owner Stan Kroenke says he has purchased land in

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Developers unveil Jennings Place senior living center

JENNINGS, Mo. — State lawmakers, local officials and developers met in Jennings today to officially cut the ribbon on a senior-citizen housing complex built on the former River Roads mall site with state housing development tax credits. Stacy Hastie, President and CEO of Environmental Operations Inc., the project developer, said the project could only exist

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