Tag: utility

HB 1 passed, so what’s next for the steel mill and smelter?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A collective sigh of relief could be heard last Friday as the extraordinary session wrapped up in the State Capitol, allowing lawmakers, lobbyists and other interested parties to head home for the Memorial Day Weekend. With the Senate and House both signing off on HB 1, […]

Port authority bill, now turned economic development omnibus, heads to conference

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Several bills have been lined up, waiting for conference committees to work out the differences between the Missouri House and Senate. A few of these bills currently on that list arrived there after the House took pleasure in attaching amendment after amendment to the legislation, a message […]

What does the closing of Ohio’s last aluminum smelter foreshadow about Missouri aluminum manufacturing

Jefferson City, Mo. — Last month, Ormet — an aluminum manufacturing company — announced it was closing the last aluminum smelter in Ohio. In its bankruptcy filing, they cited historically low metal prices and exceedingly uncontrollable power costs. This has created question about Missouri’s own manufacturers and utility rates. During […]