Senate President Pro Tem Richard creates three committees for interim

From the Missouri Times Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard announced Wednesday three new interim committees for 2015. Various senators will return to Jefferson City this summer and fall to serve on the Senate Interim Committees on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment, MO HealthNet Pharmacy Benefits, and Long-Term Care Facilities. Richard told MissouriNet Wednesday that the three committees… Read More Senate President Pro Tem Richard creates three committees for interim

AIM receives update on challenge to Obama’s “Clean Power Plan”

As one of the parties to the amicus brief in support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s legal challenge to EPA’s Clean Power Plan, AIM was provided a quick update on the case and the underlying regulation from Sue Forrester Senior Director, Outreach and Advocacy, Institute for 21st Century Energy. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decided to bypass… Read More AIM receives update on challenge to Obama’s “Clean Power Plan”

PSC approves adjustments to Laclede, MGE ISRSs

From the Missouri Times More than one million Missouri customers will see an increase on their monthly natural gas bills after the Missouri Public Service Commission approved requests by two companies to adjust their infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS). The ISRS charge for both Laclede Gas Company-Laclede Division and Missouri Gas Energy (MGE), a division of… Read More PSC approves adjustments to Laclede, MGE ISRSs

Auditor report studies Missouri in comparison to the country

From the Missouri Times State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a report this week detailing Missouri’s performance compared to other states in six key areas: economy, education, civic involvement, health, crime and transportation. Data for the report was collected by the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs’ Institute of Public Policy at the University of Missouri-Columbia.… Read More Auditor report studies Missouri in comparison to the country

One Missouri road funding effort dies, another could be on ballot

From the Missourinet The Missouri Marketers and Convenience Store Association has collected enough signatures to ask voters if the state’s cigarette tax should be increased by 23 cents per pack to help pay for transportation. Missouri’s cigarette tax is the lowest in the nation, at 17 cents per pack. Missouri Department of Transportation Director Patrick… Read More One Missouri road funding effort dies, another could be on ballot