Day: December 22, 2017

How should Missouri assess state utility regulation?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Are the rankings of state utility commissions by the Regulatory Research Associates (RRA) still a valid assessment of the state’s regulation? That was the question Sen. Ed Emery posed to the Midwest Energy Consumers Group (MECG) in a letter back in late November. Earlier in 2017, the RRA lowered its assessment of Missouri regulation, dropping the state’s credit profile down two notches from an A2 (average) to BA1 (below average). The […]

RELEASE: Schmitt joins Missouri Rising Action as honorary chairman

Longtime Republican National Committeeman Lance Beshore also joins Missouri Rising Action’s Board of Directors JEFFERSON CITY – Thursday, Missouri Rising Action announced that Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has joined the pro-Josh Hawley Super PAC as Honorary Chairman, and Missouri’s longtime former Republican National Committeeman Lance Beshore has joined the group’s Board of Directors. “After nearly a dozen years in Washington DC, Claire McCaskill has grown out of touch with Missouri and her partisan liberal […]

RELEASE: Centene To Present At JP Morgan Annual Healthcare Conference

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today it will present at the JP Morgan 2018 Healthcare Conference, to be held January 7-January 11, 2018, at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. Centene is scheduled to present on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time. A simultaneous live audio webcast is also available at: A webcast replay of the presentation will be available afterwards via the Company’s website […]

Grier files licensing requirement reduction bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State Rep. Derek Grier has launched a comprehensive initiative to provide Missourians with relief from Missouri’s burdensome licensing requirements. Grier filed two pieces of legislation during the bill pre-filing period that would encourage entrepreneurial growth and fuel employment. Grier said his goals with the bills are to make Missouri a more desirable place for businesses and skilled employees, and get government off the backs of hard-working Missourians, particularly lower income workers […]

RELEASE: More than 7,900 local government offices alerted about car rental customers’ traffic fines, tickets

/PRNewswire/ — In an ongoing effort to help address outstanding fines for traffic, parking and toll violations by car rental customers, Enterprise Holdings Inc. has provided its contact and processing information to more than 7,900 local governments in the United States and Canada to help reduce any backlogs of unpaid tickets. In addition, with more bridges and tunnels turning to cashless pay tollways – many in the Northeast – Enterprise Holdings’ brands have worked to […]

Teenager arrested for Jennings carjacking

A teenager has been accused of carjacking a person at gunpoint in Jennings last July, police said Thursday. Teryon Weeden, 18, of Berkeley, was charged with one count of robbery and one count of armed criminal action after allegedly taking a victim’s vehicle in the 6400 block of West Florissant Avenue around 10 a.m. on July 16. According to the probable cause statement, the defendant was identified as the person who stole the victim’s vehicle […]

RELEASE: Missouri to modernizing its foster care system

First Lady Sheena Greitens announced Thursday that Missouri is modernizing its foster care system by joining the National Electronic Interstate Compact Enterprise (NEICE). NEICE allows child welfare agencies to share Interstate Compact and the Placement of Children (ICPC) forms and information electronically. The First Lady’s statement is below: “Red tape and bureaucracy shouldn’t keep kids in foster care from finding their “forever families.” If a family in Iowa or Illinois wants to adopt a child from […]

RELEASE: Harrison Bader & Jack Flaherty named Cardinals Minor League Player &

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today their 2017 Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year selections, honoring outfielder Harrison Bader and right-handed pitcher Jack Flaherty for their accomplishments on the field.  Both Bader and Flaherty made their Major League debuts in 2017. Bader, 23, batted .283 with 20 home runs and 55 RBI in 123 games played at Memphis (AAA).  His 20 homers ranked third on the team, and his 55 RBI were T3rd […]