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Even the smartest politicians have missteps every now and then

Even the smartest politicians have missteps every now and then

To be clear, I think that Jason Kander is one of the smartest politicians in the state. He seems to have an instinct about where the Democratic Party is going. He may have the best political instincts in the state. However, his performance last week should comfort every other politician in Missouri that even the

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Bill Kenney to be inducted in Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Bill Kenney has a long list of accomplishments in his lifetime, whether it be as a business owner, athlete, or politician. Soon, he will be adding one more achievement to the list: his induction into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Kenney famously quarterbacked for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1980

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PSC lays out guidelines for new legislation on Missouri utilities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After months of in-depth research and study, the Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued its final report on how Missouri policies on electric utility regulation could be improved. And in doing so, they also laid a set of guidelines for the Missouri legislature on any future legislation on the issue. The

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PSC renews United Way’s 2-1-1 service, reluctantly approves Raccoon Creek rate increase

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Public Service Commission has approved United Way of Greater Kansas City, Inc.’s request to continue serving as an information and referral service provider, providing 2-1-1 service to the area. United Way 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that connects people to a number of resources, including counseling, health clinics,

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PSC questions jurisdiction over electric car charging stations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It looks like Ameren’s plan to install electric car charging stations will be put on hold until they can decide whether they have jurisdiction over the pilot program. The Public Service Commission on Wednesday agreed to suspend the requested tariff that would have authorized a pilot program in the Show Me

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PSC asks Staff for update on Westar/Great Plains merger

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission asked Staff to file whether they intend to file a complaint against Westar/Great Plains in their merger or at the very least a status update so they don’t delay the acquisition. Chairman Daniel Hall said he does not want the process delaying the sale, but he

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KCP&L acquisition to give Missouri another Fortune 500 company

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Today the Missouri Public Service Commission placed on the agenda discussion of the acquisition of Westar by the parent company Kansas City Power & Light. The acquisition would boost KCP&L into the Fortune 500 giving Missouri a much-needed boost in corporate heft with the impending acquisition of Monsanto by the German-based

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Senate utilities hearing opening door to grid mod

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Interim Committee on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment met Tuesday and Wednesday, hearing from consumer groups, utilities, and utility regulators. The committee, chaired by Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, convened hoping to learn before tackling infrastructure investment again in the upcoming legislative session.  Emery hopes to see more progress in the General Assembly on

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PSC tackles DSIMs, denies rehearing application

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) approved six orders Wednesday ranging from transferring property, raising rider charges, and denying a water company’s rehearing application. The first order, an order to South Central MCN granting a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity, will transfer ownership of 10 miles of line connecting a plant in

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PSC allows OPC to defend overearnings complaint

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In dismissing a motion to a complaint that Laclede Gas Company has been overearning. the Public Service Commission (PSC) allowed the Office of Public Counsel (OPC), who compiled the complaint, to do the Staff work typically reserved for commission staff. The Office of Public Counsel (OPC) had filed a complaint in April in the

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