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PSC returns after holiday break, bids Hassani adieu

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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PSC lays out guidelines for new legislation on Missouri utilities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After months of in-depth research and study, the Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued its final report on how Missouri policies on electric utility regulation could be improved. And in doing so, they also laid a set of guidelines for the Missouri legislature on any future legislation on the issue. The

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PSC prepares for busy schedule, sets more hearings in Great Plains-Westar merger

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It would only make sense for this week’s agenda meeting of the Missouri Public Service Commission to finish quickly. The PSC is bracing for a hectic schedule, with eight public hearings concerning the proposed Grain Belt Express Line taking place over the next two weeks. This week’s agenda meeting was moved to

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MHDC re-approves $9 million in funding for 2017

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The top priority in the final regular meeting of the Missouri Housing Development Commission for the 2016 year was approving – or denying – funds to several programs in the upcoming year. Dozens of people sat in attendance at the meeting, held at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center on Friday

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Missouri Ethics Commission looks to provide answers about Amendment 2

Throughout the 2016 election, campaign finance was a constant topic of controversy. Until 2016, Missouri was just one of a handful of states with no limits on campaign contributions or lobbyist gifts, having abolished donation limits in 2008. But the November passage of the Missouri State and Judicial Campaign Contribution Limits Initiative, also known as Constitutional

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PSC finalizes format for Grain Belt hearings

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the Missouri Public Service Commission prepares for a series of public hearings in counties affected by the proposed Grain Belt Express Line, the commission met on Wednesday to finalize details. Only four members of the commission were attendance; Commissioner Bill Kenney was absent. Eight hearings have been scheduled in Buchanan,

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