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PSC approves Ameren R&D plan

PSC approves Ameren R&D plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission approved an order Thursday that would allow Ameren Missouri to implement some changes in the MEEIA program, granting the right to use approximately $1.5 million for research and development. Under the stipulation, about $400,000 of the R&D budget will be invested to implement and evaluate the effectiveness

Gov. Eric Greitens signs his first executive order in the Governor's Office Jan. 9, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens targets boards and commissions with latest executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ number one goal since taking office has been to reduce government and cut red tape, and his latest executive order is taking aim at the state’s boards and commissions. And with more than 200 boards and commissions on the books, it’s easy to understand why the governor

State Auditor Nicole Galloway details the findings of her Single Statewide Audit April 4, 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Galloway asks for changes to TDD laws after uncovering massive oversight

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway is calling for a drastic re-evaluation of the state’s transportation development district (TDD) laws after finding rampant abuse inherent in 12 audited districts, including nearly $1 billion in outstanding project costs used with sales taxes citizens had ability to vote on. Under Missouri’s current TDD law, property developers

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Galloway contender for EMILY’s List award

State Auditor Nicole Galloway reached out to supporters this morning by email, announcing and also asking for support in her selection as a nominee for the EMILY’s List 2017 Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award. Named in honor of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the Rising Star Award celebrates “an extraordinary woman serving in state or

Attorney General Josh Hawley at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017

Hawley asked by prominent Republicans to run for Senate in 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Several prominent Republicans signed an open letter urging newly-elected Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley to run for U.S. Senate in 2018. Former Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, former U.S. Senator from Missouri Jack Danforth, former State Sen. Jane Cunningham, and Republican megadonor David Humphreys were among the seven who signed the letter.

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)

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of April 3

The biggest win for Gov. Eric Greitens this week may not have happened in his office at all, but rather at the Senate Republican caucus Wednesday where he spoke for an hour to mend fences and/or build bridges between himself and the majority party in the upper chamber. Most legislators felt the meeting went well and

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Governor’s tax committee establishes sub-committees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Governor’s Committee for Fair, Simple and Low Taxes continued their work, moving forward in their mission to review Missouri’s taxes. Thursday afternoon’s meeting saw the committee officially set the three sub-committees and assign members to the respective committees, though roughly half of the committee was only able to attend by

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Senate finally confirms gubernatorial appointments after Greitens visit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After weeks of adamantly postponing the confirmation of Gov. Eric Greitens’ gubernatorial appointees, the Senate voted Thursday to approve them after Greitens visited with Senate Republicans for about an hour Wednesday during their caucus. “The Senate decided they needed to press ahead on many of these department heads and curators wanted them to

Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at the Missouri Right to Life legislative day March 14, 2017 as MRL President applauds in the background. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens announces plan to bring high speed internet to all Missouri Schools

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens announced Monday afternoon that he would be putting $45 million to establish rural broadband internet access in the state of Missouri. Rural broadband is frequently cited by agricultural and rural communities as a primary need for the state to advance and match urban and suburban areas. Greitens newly

State Auditor Nicole Galloway details the findings of her Single Statewide Audit April 4, 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Galloway finds ‘questionable’ spending of federal cash by state departments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway released her annual Statewide Single Audit for 2016 Tuesday morning and some of the findings on lack of department oversight echo much of what her office discovered last year. Most notably, Galloway found that for the seventh year in a row, the Department of Social Services had

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