Jefferson City, MO – A Missouri House committee has passed legislation that would allow utility companies to charge their customers for the cost of building new nuclear plants while under construction.
St. Louis-based AmerenUE is lobbying for the bill, in the hopes of building a second nuclear reactor at its plant near Fulton.
The bill that would revise the Construction Work in Progress law (CWIP) passed by a near unanimous vote, after a number of reforms were added.
St. Louis, MO – Missouri senator Kit Bond has suggested making the Federal Insurance Deposit Corporation the lead agency to address the nation's economic crisis.
"It's critical that one government agency be selected to lead the clean-up," Bond said in a speech on the Senate floor Monday outlining his proposal. "Management by committee and multiple regulators is a recipe for disaster."
Jefferson City, Mo. – Investigators looking into the e-mail retention practices of former Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt have concluded that his office had "insufficient" public records policies.
The report released Tuesday wraps up a one-and-a-half-year probe into Blunt's office that began after a former legal counsel claimed he was fired for raising concerns about e-mail deletions in the office.
Although raising concerns, the investigators decided not to refer the matter to prosecutors.
St. Louis – Scientists, health care providers and advocacy groups are meeting in St. Louis this week to determine priorities for women's health research.
The National Institutes of Health is hosting the forum at Washington University. It is the first of several regional conferences.
Jennifer Elam directs the Center for Women's Infectious Disease Research at Washington University. She said attendees will look at seven topics including eating disorders, chronic pain syndromes, and bladder and pelvic floor disorders.