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Hearings set in Noranda complaint cases about Ameren

Missouri’s Public Service Commission has set the hearing schedules in two complaint cases filed Feb. 12 by Noranda Aluminum Inc. and a number of individual customers against Ameren Missouri, the state’s largest electricity provider.

Lincoln raising room and board fees for students

Curators approve several changes, OK upgrades at buildings

Lincoln University students will pay more for room and board next year, curators voted Thursday.

LU honors outstanding students

LU presented 282 awards to students during the convocation, with some students winning several honors.

Lawmaker accuses Ameren of hurting schools with assessment complaints

A state lawmaker thinks Ameren Missouri’s complaint about assessed property values will hurt schools and county governments.

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Senate panel eyes transportation sales tax idea

Missouri Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Mike Kehoe expects his committee this morning will endorse two proposed constitutional amendments to improve state funding for transportation improvements.

Nixon keeps pushing for expansion of Medicaid

Gov. Jay Nixon observed the nation’s income tax deadline day Tuesday by arguing, again, that Missouri lawmakers are hurting the state’s economy with their refusal to expand Medicaid, as envisioned by the federal health care law.

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State Senate remembers some former members

For a little over 30 minutes Monday afternoon at the Missouri Capitol, the names of 60 former state senators were read one-by-one, in a roll call one last time.

Senators pay homage to their predecessors

Missouri senators will pause today to remember 60 former members who have died since May 1987.

Tort reform stalls in Missouri Senate

After Supreme Court rejected the 2005 limits, lawmakers resume debate over damage caps

Missouri senators spent more than six hours last week debating the need for limiting the damages someone can win in a malpractice lawsuit. But they didn’t reach an answer.

Nixon cuts education funding by $22 million

Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday he has to cut $22 million in state funding to education, because Missourians are buying fewer lottery tickets and gambling less at the casinos.

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