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License office ‘pay-to-play’ in jeopardy

Senate debates issue day after judge rules it’s illegal

Missouri lawmakers apparently are reaching the same conclusion as Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green: Awarding Revenue department fee offices based on a promise to pay the state a portion of the office income is illegal.

Mid-Missouri lawmakers not happy with PSC decision

Noranda gets rate cut, other Ameren consumers see increase

Four Jefferson City area lawmakers said Wednesday the Public Service Commission (PSC) made a bad decision in its Ameren Missouri rate case ruling. Read for reaction from Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, and Rep. Travis Fitzwater, R-Holts Summit.

Auditor names 2 top staff members

New Auditor Nicole Galloway announced the appointment of two stop staffers to her new administration.

Nixon tabs Boone County treasurer as next auditor

Nicole Galloway will become Missouri’s 38th auditor when she takes the oath of office during the week of April 27.

Audit chastises MoDOT

Agency accused of misspending millions meant for road work

State Transportation officials disagree strongly with a state auditor's report that MoDOT may have violated the state Constitution in some of its spending.

Bill seeks extra marshal in Fulton

Callaway County needs another marshal at the courthouse.

Auditor questions AG financial procedures

Audit report includes comments on conflicts of interest and campaign donations

Supreme Court asked to reduce Coleman’s bank robbery conviction, sentence

Question involves stealing vs. robbery

Gary Leland Coleman admitted taking money from New Bloomfield’s Bank Star One branch at 9:18 a.m. on Oct. 6, 2012. So, attorney Amy Bartholow told the Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday that Coleman should be convicted of “stealing,” not second-degree robbery.

Missouri Senate rejects pay raise for lawmakers, officials

The Missouri Senate voted 31-3 this morning to reject pay raises proposed last November by the Missouri Citizens Compensation Committee.

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Auto dealers sue Revenue department over Tesla 'dealer' license

Osage Industries of Linn and 380 Missouri auto dealers sue over Revenue department's granting dealer license to electric car maker.

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