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RELEASE: Fate of Missouri’s largest clean energy project up to state regulators

Walmart, Missouri municipalities, Missouri industrial energy consumers make the case for Grain Belt Express with Missouri PSC JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (March 27, 2017) – Last week, Missouri municipalities, Walmart, the Missouri Industrial Energy Consumers and others made their case to Missouri regulators in support of a market-based infrastructure project that would bring low-cost energy to

Bill Otto hired as new executive director of St. Charles County Democratic Central Committee

St. Charles County Democratic Central Committee is pleased to announce that they have hired the Honorable Bill Otto as their new Executive Director. As the new Executive Director Bill Otto will support local Democratic candidates in their bids to unseat ideologue extremists in St. Charles County and State government.   Bill presently resides in the

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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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Ashcroft, Franks and Alferman launch ‘Show It 2 Vote’ Voter ID campaign

ST. LOUIS — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. (D – St. Louis) and Rep. Justin Alferman (R – Hermann) held a joint town hall meeting Monday morning at St. Louis City Hall to announce the launch of the public photo voter ID outreach program, “Show It 2 Vote.” Thanks @brucefranksjr

RELEASE: U.S. term limits resolution advances in Missouri Legislature

Jefferson City, MO – United for Missouri’s Executive Director Carl Bearden praised the Missouri State Senate’s Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions, and Ethics Committee for recommending passage of Missouri’s U.S. Term Limit concurrent resolution (SCR14). SCR14 applies to Congress for the calling of an Article V convention of states to propose an amendment to the United

Supreme Court’s ruling on St. Louis minimum wage increase threatens jobs

  Jefferson City, MO (February 28, 2017) – Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM), the state’s oldest general business trade association, is upset with another activist decision by the Missouri Supreme Court allowing St. Louis to increase its minimum wage above the state minimum wage. “Despite the liberal Supreme Court’s gross misinterpretation of state statute, money

Missouri Chamber disappointed in ruling that allows patchwork of inconsistent workplace laws across our state

JEFFERSON CITY —A law that ensures consistent workplace standards across Missouri has been jeopardized by a Missouri Supreme Court ruling today. This law, and many others, are now in question as the Supreme Court reached back to overturn a 1998 law in order to allow St. Louis City to raise its minimum wage.   “The

2017 Transportation Conference to highlight Missouri’s transportation infrastructure needs and strategies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Transportation infrastructure plays a key role in Missouri’s economy. Our central location, rail connectivity, port availability and metropolitan airports are strong assets. What are we doing to invest in those assets? What do employers need most in transportation upgrades? What innovative transportation concepts are being used by employers and what is

L. Craig Dowdy joins Morris, Manning & Martin to create Energy & Utilities practice

Washington, D.C. – Utility executive L. Craig Dowdy has joined Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP as a Partner. He will create an Energy & Utilities Practice, working in the firm’s Atlanta and Washington D.C. offices. Dowdy was most recently Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Corporate Communications and Marketing for Spire Inc. in St. Louis, Mo.

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