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Bootheel jobs bill passes House committees with ease

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

Rep. Don Rone speaks on the House floor May 11, 2017 (Photo Courtesy of Tim Bommel/HOUSE COMMS)

Rone files bill to restore bootheel jobs, but what’s really in the bill language?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri lawmakers returned to the Capitol Monday afternoon to begin work on a special session called for by Gov. Eric Greitens in an effort to pass legislation that could potentially return jobs to the bootheel, a region still reeling from the loss of hundreds of jobs when Noranda closed. The newly-drafted

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Opponents call net metering bill’s failure a ‘victory for consumers’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the Missouri legislature returns to Jefferson City this week for a special session involving utility rates, opponents of another bill proposing to make changes to how Missouri’s law deals with net metering are still celebrating a victory. The General Assembly adjourned a little over a week ago without passing Rep.

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This Week in the Missouri PSC: May 17, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission may have been down a member, but it surely did not slow them down as they rolled through four new tariffs and orders on Wednesday morning. With Chairman Daniel Hall presiding in person, Commissioners Bill Kenney, Stephen Stoll and Scott Rupp all attended the agenda meeting

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PSC finds compromise in KCPL rate case, still says they lack authority on EV stations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Power & Light will receive an electric rate increase thanks to a decision by the Missouri Public Service Commission on their rate request. The PSC this week ruled that KCPL should receive a rate increase of $32.5 million to reflect their increased costs of providing service to more than

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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

Rep. Jeanie Lauer and Rep. Corlew talk while the House debates REAL ID on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Photo by Tim Bommel, House Communications

This Week in the Missouri Legislature: Week of March 27

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s legislature returned to session this week following spring break, and both chambers pushed forward with several items of a contentious nature. In the House… The most notable thing to take place in the Missouri House of Representatives this week happened off the House floor. The budget committee spent more than

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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