Category: Boards and Commissions

States still trying to find the answer to electric vehicle charging station demands

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Did the Missouri Public Service Commission get it wrong with the decision regarding electric vehicle charging stations? A recent tweet from one of the commissioners indicates that he might believe so. Great @Forbes article highlighting how @MissouriPSC got this issue wrong: https://t.co/yWfOvRREKb — Scott Rupp (@Scott_Rupp) […]

Bondon elected as MHFRC chair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Jack Bondon, R-Belton, was elected as the Chair of the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee (MHFRC) at their scheduled meeting Monday morning. He was appointed to the committee in February by House Speaker Todd Richardson and will replace William Krodinger as chair. “I am humbled and honored by the faith my colleagues […]

Driskell resignation gives Greitens fifth seat to appoint on Board of Education

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Joe Driskill announced he will be resigning from the Missouri Board of Education (BOE) on November 9. Governor Eric Greitens has faced heavy resistance from the BOE as three candidates have withdrawn from consideration and he has been trying to replace Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven. Driskill’s […]

This Week in the Missouri PSC: November 1, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission is closer to completing their review of the rules and statutes as ordered by Gov. Eric Greitens, with staff estimating to fully complete the project and send it to the Governor’s Office by the end of the year. During the latest […]

Greitens’ task force calls for elimination of more than 400 gubernatorial appointments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens released the report put forth by the task force assigned to look into the state’s more than 200 boards and commissions, and the recommendations are calling for significant cuts. In the report issued Wednesday, Nov. 1, the task force recommends consolidating a number of […]

Grain Belt Express files for appeal with Missouri Supreme Court

Wind Farm in Midwest, Credit Howard Rowe

JEFFERSON CITY – The Grain Belt Express Clean Line is asking the Missouri Supreme Court to take up its case. The company on Monday filed their application for transfer of the appeal with the Eastern District Court of Appeals, following the Missouri Public Service Commission’s rejection of a request for […]

Parson recommends independent investigation into St. Louis Missouri Veterans Home

ST. LOUIS – Residents, their families, and unrelated citizens of St. Louis submitted a packet of information to the St. Louis-based Missouri Veterans Home in July, alleging that the predominately African-American staff have been mistreating its residents. Deputy Director of the Missouri Veterans Commission Brian Hunt believed that the complaints […]

Greitens appoints 30 women to state boards and commissions

Governor Eric Greitens has appointed 30 women to leadership positions on a number of the state’s boards and commissions. These appointments follow First Lady Sheena Greitens’ announcement on October 3 that the administration would appoint 25 women in the subsequent 25 days, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Women’s […]