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Commissioner Rupp takes energy education to a new level with new website

Commissioner Rupp takes energy education to a new level with new website

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former Missouri lawmaker Scott Rupp has now spent roughly three years serving as a commissioner on the Missouri Public Services Commission (PSC), and though his contributions to Missouri, especially in the world of utilities, have been many, his latest may be one of his best. Rupp has taken on an additional

Director of the Department of Corrections Anne Precythe speaks at a hearing Feb. 9, 2017.

Precythe promises “new day” for Missouri corrections

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first official hearing of the committee investigating sexual and racial harassment claims against certain Department of Corrections employees instead served as more an introductory hearing for the department’s new chair, Anne Precythe. Precythe spoke with legislators on the Subcommittee on Corrections Workforce Environment and Conduct to offer how she will

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PSC approves Ameren Missouri’s ISRS shutdown, customers could see credit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Customers of Ameren Missouri could soon see a small one-time credit added to their bill because the company filed a tariff with the Missouri Public Service Commission, seeking to revise their infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS) values. The revisions reset the company’s values to zero, effectively eliminating the ISRS. Because of

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PSC approves Ameren Missouri grid investment with eye towards the future

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) on Wednesday approved five new orders and tariffs in a 10-minute period, one of which granted a 2.8 percent rate increase for Ameren Missouri. Ameren Missouri filed the tariff to recover the cost of its Cycle 2 Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA) programs, which

State Board grants full accreditation for St. Louis Public Schools

Today the State Board of Education voted unanimously to classify St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) as fully accredited, effective immediately. The vote followed a presentation by Department staff outlining the district’s student growth in academics as well as stability in leadership and finances. “This is an opportunity to celebrate really great things in the district,”

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PSC returns after holiday break, bids Hassani adieu

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission returned from the holiday break for the first agenda meeting of the year on Wednesday, quickly working through the listed items in a short 28-minute session. The hotly debated topic of the acquisition of Westar Energy, Inc. by Great Plains Energy Incorporated continues to show up

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PSC files proposed MEEIA revisions with Secretary of State

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission is looking to update the definitions concerning demand side programs with three newly proposed rules and amendments. The proposed rules, filed on December 27 with the Secretary of State’s Office, are now posted on the Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board’s website, along with statements on how

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Shareholders supporting Ameren, KCPL energy efficiency goals

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Regardless of the global warming debate, new pressure from investors and government rule makers may have benefits for Missouri utilities and consumers. Ameren Missouri and Kansas City Power & Light are two such companies in Missouri under pressure to make the transition to more efficient energy. Both companies have not only spent time researching the

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PSC wraps up final agenda meeting of 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission finished a grueling eight-stop schedule of public hearing on the Grain Belt transmission lines last week, and with the Christmas break and the new year in sight, the PSC held the final agenda meeting of the year on Wednesday. Only four orders and one case discussion

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Women’s Foundation testifies in favor of sick leave rule changes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Women’s Foundation testified Tuesday in favor of rule changes proposed to the Personnel Advisory Board that would make family leave policies for state workers more accessible. The proposed rules changes would change the definition of sick leave to include the care for children within 12 months of their birth. Wendy Doyle, the

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