increase http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Rates rising for Ameren Mo. natural gas customers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rates-rising-ameren-mo-natural-gas-customers <p>Natural gas customers of <a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Pages/home.aspx">Ameren Missouri</a> soon will see their rates go up, but not by much.</p><p>The monthly bill for a typical residential customer is projected to rise by about $3.30 under a plan approved by state regulators.</p><p>The increase will take effect Feb. 1.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.psc.mo.gov/">Missouri Public Service Commission</a> said Thursday the rate agreement will generate about $5.6 million annually for Ameren Missouri. The company had requested an $11.9 million rate increase.</p> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 21:27:40 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 362 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rates rising for Ameren Mo. natural gas customers Missouri tuition hike "almost inevitable," but could increase prestige http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-tuition-hike-almost-inevitable-could-increase-prestige <p>University of Missouri leaders met by teleconference today to discuss tuition and fee increases across the four-campus system.</p><p>Curators looked at figures and possible scenarios prepared by the UM vice president Nikke Krawitz.</p><p>A 10 percent increase in tuition - the highest increase scenario on the table - would contribute about $44 million to the coffers.</p><p>That doesn't even come close, Krawitz says, to meeting an estimated $64 million gap.</p><p>But what's the bottom line for Krawitz?</p> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 23:16:57 +0000 Kelsey Proud 331 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri tuition hike "almost inevitable," but could increase prestige