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This Week in the Missouri PSC: May 17, 2017

This Week in the Missouri PSC: May 17, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission may have been down a member, but it surely did not slow them down as they rolled through four new tariffs and orders on Wednesday morning. With Chairman Daniel Hall presiding in person, Commissioners Bill Kenney, Stephen Stoll and Scott Rupp all attended the agenda meeting

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Galloway touts efforts to Columbia Chamber

COLUMBIA, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway stopped by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Tuesday to discuss the tasks her office has undertaken in the past legislative session. Galloway spoke to the group as part of the organization’s “Lunch with a Leader” series, which has featured House Speaker Todd Richardson and University of Missouri System

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft discusses his office's budget with the House Budget Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

Ashcroft makes his mark in first legislative session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft may have quietly had one of the best first months on the job of any current statewide official. After easily winning election in August over Sen. Will Kraus and in November over Robin Smith, Ashcroft took over an office from Jason Kander, a politician who has

Gov. Eric Greitens signs right-to-work into law Feb. 6. 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Five topics that may prompt Greitens to call a special session

Gov. Eric Greitens hinted heavily at his end of session press conference that the Missouri General Assembly will come back for a special session. He gave the legislature an “incomplete” grade in answer to a question of how he would rate his own performance in his first legislative session as governor, and he uttered a

Gov. Eric Greitens gives a brief statement moments before signing Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill into law Feb 6, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens: ‘Round two is sooner than you think’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the legislative session came to close Friday evening, Gov. Eric Greitens skirted around the question of whether there would be a special session, whether for PDMP or southeast Missouri job growth, but the former boxer did have words for Missouri’s legislators: “We’ve finished the first round of a 10-round fight

Gov. Eric Greitens gives a brief statement moments before signing Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill into law Feb 6, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Special Session: Does it need to happen?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rumblings of a special session in the Capitol have grown louder as the end of session has neared, and especially since the Senate dramatics have dominated most policy discussions in the last month. Contention between the House and the Senate on if and or how to fund senior services in the

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PSC finds compromise in KCPL rate case, still says they lack authority on EV stations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Power & Light will receive an electric rate increase thanks to a decision by the Missouri Public Service Commission on their rate request. The PSC this week ruled that KCPL should receive a rate increase of $32.5 million to reflect their increased costs of providing service to more than

Gov. Eric Greitens signs right-to-work into law Feb. 6. 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

A look at Greitens’ legislative promises in the last week of session

With the end of session coming up, several newspaper editorials and article from across the state focused on what the Gov. Eric Greitens and the Missouri General Assembly should make as their primary issues of import with five days remaining in the regular session. At The Missouri Times, we elected to look back at Greitens

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LG Parson steps up to respond to floods

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last week, as flooding affected the southern portion of the state, several statewide officeholders, from Gov. Eric Greitens to State Auditor Nicole Galloway, helped fill sandbags and visit those affected by the rising waters. Lt. Gov. Parson took a different tack, guiding his office to reach out to leaders in flooded

Gov. Eric Greitens and Rep. Kirk Mathews work to fill sandbags in preparation of flooding in the Show-Me State. (Facebook Photo)

Will Missouri be declared a federal disaster zone? It all depends on Trump

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The state of Missouri is still in the process of recovering from deadly flooding that roared through the state last week, but the question on the minds of many is this: will a federal disaster be declared? The Show-Me State has expended all available resources to provide relief to those affected

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