Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt has announced he will certify the results from the November 5th election this Thursday, November 21, in Jefferson City. Once the results are certified and Blunt and Missouri Governor Holden have signed the certificate it will be sent to the President of the U.S. Senate. Jim Talent will then be eligible to be sworn in as Missouri's next Junior Senator, that's because the senate race was a special election.
Washington, D.C. – In her last formal speech from the Senate floor Monday, Missouri Senator Jean Carnahan called her farewell a bittersweet moment. Carnahan says the 107th Congress addressed many important issues such as education reform and campaign finance laws, all while enduring difficulties such as anthrax attacks and heightened security. She says as the next Congress takes up the task without her, her prayers will be with them.
St. Louis, MO – The Missouri Public Service Commission will host a hearing in St. Louis today to hear public comment on Laclede Gas's plans for a low-income assistance program.
The Catch-Up/Keep-Up plan would divert some money the company gets through pipeline discounts away from customers and into a special fund to help low-income customers catch up with their overdue bills.
The public can comment at the Wainwright State Office Building today at noon in room 116.