Ameren Missouri is pledging to increase its energy efficiency programs starting in 2013.
The company's filing today with the Public Service Commission would represent a complete change of course for Ameren, which had cut its energy efficiency programs from $33 million in 2011 down to as low as $5 million this year.
Governor Jay Nixon (D) is warning Missouri’s college administrators not to raise tuition to make up the difference in budget cuts he announced this week during his annual State of the State Address.
The governor wants to cut the state’s Higher Education budget by nearly $106 million, or 12.5 percent. During his address Tuesday he indicated that he wants universities to leave tuition levels where they are.
Gov. Jay Nixon wants to offer larger incentives to a wider variety of automobile parts suppliers as part of a plan to rebuild the automotive industry in Missouri.
Nixon's administration provided details to The Associated Press of a plan the governor has been touting in broad terms for the past couple of weeks.
Nixon is seeking to expand special automotive industry incentives approved in 2010 that have been used to persuade Ford and General Motors to expand operations at Missouri plants. The 2010 law also authorized incentives for suppliers to automakers.
A St. Louis man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a nurse and wounding a police officer and firefighter.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 24-year-old Mario Coleman was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for the 2009 home invasion that resulted in the killing of 34-year-old Gina Stallis. Police officer Isabella Lovadina and her then boyfriend, firefighter Nicholas Koenig, were also at the home at the time of the invasion and both were wounded.