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PSC approves evidentiary hearing dates in Great Plains merger case

PSC approves evidentiary hearing dates in Great Plains merger case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission continued their work this week in their mission to expedite the process in the matter of Great Plains’ acquisition of Westar. Having received Great Plains’ application two weeks ago, the commission sought to find available dates to allow the process to continue in hopes of quickly

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Hawley urges EPA to return authority to states and local governments

Hawley using constitutional expertise to fight for federalism JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General Josh Hawley today asked the Environmental Protection Agency to reevaluate its regulatory authority over states and localities. Hawley joins Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and eighteen other Attorneys General in requesting EPA obey federal law and return authority to states and

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Schmitt campaign ad wins Reed Award

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One of State Treasurer Eric Schmitt’s television advertisements caught many eyes this past election, and now, it has garnered more recognition. FP1 Strategies received a 2017 Reed Award for ‘Best Ad For Republican Statewide Candidate‘ for the submission of Schmitt for Missouri’s ‘Inspiration’ video. The 60-second advertisement features then-candidate Schmitt discussing his

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50 Years of Gubernatorial Portraits: Greitens forgoes official headshot, chooses family photo

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Each new governor’s photo is posted in every state office, agency, and department across the state, but self-proclaimed outsider Gov. Eric Greitens is once again doing things a little differently. Greitens has chosen the family portrait to be used in state offices, as well as in the next Missouri Official Manual,

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University of Missouri System audit reveals more than $2 million in ‘hidden bonus pay’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway says the latest audit released by her office is personally troubling. On Monday, Galloway’s office released a scathing report detailing how the University of Missouri System hid more than $2 million in “bonus” pay. The audit also revealed what Galloway called irresponsible management in the UM

Gov. Eric Greitens in Perryville, Missouri March 1, 2017. (Courtesy of Eric Greitens' Facebook Page)

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of February 27

After major storms and tornados hit Perryville, Missouri Tuesday night leaving one man dead and a trail of destruction in its wake, Gov. Eric Greitens surveyed damage and met with affected residents and first responders Wednesday morning. In a statement, Greitens pledged to help those hurt by the storm and credited the community for its strength. “You

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)

Missourians Overwhelmingly Passed Photo Voter ID, Now What?

By Jay Ashcroft, Missouri Secretary of State Last November, Missourians voted to pass constitutional amendment six, paving the way for common sense voter ID, by a margin of 63 percent – 37 percent. The Missouri Secretary of State’s office is responsible for the implementation of the new photo ID law, set to take effect June

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Trump starts process to rescind Waters of US rule, earns kudos from farmers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Conservatives and farmers around the country and in Missouri celebrated President Donald Trump’s signing of an executive order Tuesday asking the Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the controversial Waters of the United States rule. The rule was recommended under former President Barack Obama’s administration to the

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KCP&L’s track to become Fortune 500 company needs one last Missouri OK, as long as that comes quickly

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – KCP&L’s path to acquiring Westar and together making them Missouri’s newest Fortune 500 company was always going to be challenging, but elected leaders on both sides of the state line were confident that the two companies were better together with Kansas City headquarters than both being acquired and owned by companies

Missouri's state auditor Nicole Galloway addresses members of the media during a press conference over the findings of her team's audit of Sunshine Law compliance in local government. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

State Auditor says Missouri seized $6.3 million in property in 2016

Auditor Galloway releases compilation of Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act seizure reports JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway on Tuesday released a compilation report which shows law enforcement seized an estimated $6.3 million worth of property in 2016. Under the Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act, law enforcement officials may take possession of property or

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