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Bootheel jobs bill heads to Governor’s desk after Senate passes HB 1 unchanged

Bootheel jobs bill heads to Governor’s desk after Senate passes HB 1 unchanged

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – An extraordinary session came to an end on Friday, as the Senate passed a utility bill aiming to help bring hundreds of jobs to Missouri’s Bootheel without any changes. Senators spent hours debating HB 1, a bill seeking to give the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) special authority to offer a

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Commerce committee sends HB1 to the floor unchanged

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy, and the Environment has signed off on a bill seeking to bring jobs to southeastern Missouri, despite a number of concerns. After hours of testimony, the committee finally passed HB 1 unchanged with a vote of 10-1. Sen. Jamilah Nasheed was the

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Bootheel jobs bill passes House committees with ease

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The legislature’s crusade to bring an estimated 500 jobs to the bootheel is moving forward in the State Capitol as Missouri’s special session continues. Rep. Don Rone’s bill, HB 1, is expected to hit the House floor Wednesday after surviving two different House committees on Tuesday afternoon. Rone’s bill seeks to

Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, presents his gas tax increase bill to the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee Jan. 13, 2016. TRAVIS ZIMPFER/THE MISSOURI TIMES

Bootheel leaders ask Libla to let SB 190 come to a vote

Seventeen community leaders, including commissioners, mayors, and chamber officials, send Libla letter asking economic development bill to be considered PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. – With few remaining legislative days left in the session, several economic development bills are on the calendar in the Senate waiting for an up or down vote, including SB 190, which hopes to

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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

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Constituent contact campaigns fear ramifications of ‘kicking can down the road’ on grid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Constituent coalitions, including the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council (LOREDC), and Missourians for a Balanced Energy Future (MBEF) are pleading with the Legislature not to kick the utility grid modernization down the road, hoping to see Sen. Ed Emery’s SB 190, the Economic Development

Sen. Ed Emery testifies on his bill SB 98 Feb. 21, 2017.

Emery, Romine spar over utility bill in morning inquiry

Jefferson City, Mo. – The debate and filibuster over a proposed utility bill in the Missouri Senate continue to make appearances on the floor. SB 190 was brought forth once again on Wednesday morning for perfection, with the sponsor of the bill and the lead opponent exchanging words on the controversial legislation. Sen. Ed Emery

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Emery’s grid modernization bill begins trip through Senate perfection gauntlet

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate’s latest endeavor might be the most contentious item they will debate on this session. The chamber on Tuesday morning took up for the first time Sen. Ed Emery’s SB 190, a bill focused on adjusting ratemaking rules and implementing grid modernization in the Show-Me State. Sen. Gary Romine

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Large companies and businesses could benefit from Emery’s SB 190

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In past sessions, there has been a stalemate between some business and utility interests over grid modernization legislation. However, intense negotiations this session have brought many business groups on board supporting Senator Emery’s SB 190 that would see Missouri’s utility grid brought up standards seen in the rest of the country.

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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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