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How does Governor Nixon pull out of his second term slump?

How does Governor Nixon pull out of his second term slump?

Jefferson City, MO – The Governor is stuck in a second term slump that, on a state level, is as bad as Reagan, Clinton, or Bush. It seems that a culmination of recent events have begun to elevate outside of his control. But the question spinning around Jefferson City these days isn’t regarding the laundry

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Noranda rate relief complaint denied

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Public Service Commission unanimously denied Noranda’s request for electricity rate relief today in a 5-0 decision, making the closure of the New Madrid smelter which employs almost 900 people possible. It is expected that layoffs will start within the week and the construction of expansion of Rod Mill will end,


At PSC hearing, Grain Belt hearings set, no discussion of electric rate adjustment case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Wednesday’s Public Service Commission agenda meeting highlighted statewide hearings regarding the Grain Belt Express Clean Line. The first of the public meetings were held Thursday in Monroe City and Hannibal and they will continue into September. Grain Belt Express is seeking a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct, own, operate and maintain


Rupp calls for expanded and improved statewide broadband access

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Public Service Commissioner Scott Rupp submitted a letter to the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday in response to the FCC seeking comment to rule changes of Phase II of the “Connect America Fund,” which will provide ongoing funding for 5 to 10 years to carriers to expand their broadband coverage into high cost

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Possible breakthrough in Noranda rate relief case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Office of Public Counsel filed a Stipulation recommending Noranda Aluminum receive rate relief totaling 60 percent of their original request. The filing comes one day after five Public Service Commissioners indicated that they were unwilling to grant Noranda the entirety of their request. The Missouri OPC, which represents the


Final PSC meeting draws large Noranda crowd

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Several hundred people turned out for the third Public Service Commission hearing, which was in Jefferson City’s Governor’s Office Building. The series of public meetings were held to address Noranda’s two complaints to the Public Service Commission. The complaints have shed light on the profits Ameren has reported in the midst

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Over 700 turn out to support rate adjustment at first PSC hearing

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. – A standing room only crowd of over 700 supporters of Noranda’s rate adjustment request gathered at the National Guard Armory in Caruthersville to attend the Public Service Commission’s first of three hearings on the rate adjustment and an overearnings complaint filed against Ameren Missouri. Noranda has stated that without rate relief they could

Press Release: Gov. Nixon names Dustin Allison as acting Public Counsel to represent public and interests of utility customers before PSC

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today named Dustin Allison as the acting Public Counsel for the Office of the Public Counsel, the agency that represents the public and the interests of utility customers before the Missouri Public Service Commission. The position became vacant earlier this month when the Governor named former Public Counsel Lewis R. Mills as the new director of the


PSC commissioner receives scouting honor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Steve Stoll was barely in Boy Scouts a month and he wanted to quit. He asked for advice from his father, whose sage wisdom amounted to, “Well, you already have a uniform, wait it out a little while longer.” Almost 50 years later, Stoll is still involved with Boy Scouts. He’s