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Rep. Berry files bill to cap electric rates and modernize Missouri’s energy grid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After calls from several consumer groups in the Show-Me State for a utility rate cap, it seems that the legislation to create such a policy is primed for debate in the next legislative session. Rep. T.J. Berry pre-filed a bill that would cap the average electric […]

Greitens replaces five Missouri Veterans Commissioners, calls for removal of Carter and Kay

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens is taking action after the results of an independent investigation into the embattled St. Louis Veterans Home found “serious” issues. In a press conference held Monday morning outside the home, the Republican governor announced that he had replaced all five members of the […]

Republicans lining up to fill Curtman’s shoes in the 109th District

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Paul Curtman’s term as a state representative will come to an end in 2018, but it seems that the district already has some conservatives looking to fill the vacancy. Two men from Washington announced their intent to seek the 109th district seat in the Missouri […]

Government transparency group applauds Treasurer Schmitt’s Missouri Economic Dashboard

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo — Only a few months after launching the Missouri Economic Dashboard, State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is already garnering national recognition for his work to make economic data more easily accessible to the public. Truth in Accounting, a national watchdog group that advocates for state government transparency, applauded […]

The search for a new commissioner: What qualities will they be looking for?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s been one week since the Missouri State Board of Education relieved Commissioner Margie Vandeven of her duties with a 5-3 vote, and the search for the next commissioner seems to be in the early stages. It was announced this week that the Board would meet […]

Federal delegation sends mixed messages on what Pruitt should do with West Lake Landfill

WASHINGTON – Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday the agency will announce West Lake Landfill plans in January. “We should be able to announce a decision in the month of January,” Pruitt said. “There are proposals that I am looking at this month to make a decision on West Lake. […]

Looking to 2018: Prefiled bills that could play a major role in the upcoming legislative session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just one month from now, the halls of Missouri’s State Capitol will be once again filled with lawmakers, lobbyists and legislative aides for the beginning of the next legislative session. But the work is already underway, with the prefiling of bills beginning on Friday, Dec. 1. […]