Tag: bill kenney

Former senator and NFL Pro Bowler speaks out on National Anthem debate

Commissioner Kenney concerned protesters are losing message to divisive politics JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the national debate over the issue of protest vs. respect for the National Anthem continues across the U.S., all eyes still remain on the National Football League, where the issue has come into the spotlight […]

This Week in the Missouri PSC: Sept. 27, 2017

PSC looks to aid small utilities by streamlining rate case process JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – All seats were filled at this week’s agenda meeting of the Missouri Public Service Commission. Five orders and new tariffs filled the docket, as well as one item for case discussion. The commission on Wednesday […]

PSC to order Great Plains Energy to file acquisition applications in Westar merger

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Six tariffs and new orders appeared on the docket of this week’s meeting of the Missouri Public Service Commission, but the major item of discussion in Thursday’s meeting concerned the case of Midwest Energy Consumers Group v. Great Plains Energy, which centers around KCPL’s acquisition of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]