News Coverage

McCaskill Takes on Television Services over Consumer 'Truth in Billing' Tactics

Missourinet, June 26, 2014 

Senator Claire McCaskill’s Consumer Affairs Committee is going to investigate billing practices of the cable and satellite television industry.

She’s asking customers to send their horror stories to her as part of her committee’s look into possible “truth in billing practices” legislation. She says some of the practices are unfair to consumers and need to be cleaned up. In fact, she says, she’s a victim.

Consumer Groups Back Noranda in Fight with Noranda Over Electric Rates

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 31, 2014: A dispute between a major employer in the Missouri Bootheel region and St. Louis-based Ameren Corp. is commanding attention from consumer groups, cities and even the world’s largest retailer, creating unusual alliances in the process.

Regulators Allow Ameren Rate Increase

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 22, 2014

Ameren Missouri customers will be paying a little more for electricity starting later this month.

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an increase in the surcharge customers pay to account for Ameren's fuel and power purchases.

The fuel adjustment clause will rise by 66 cents a month to a total of $3.63 for a residential customer using 1,100 kilowatt-hours of electricity a month. The change will take effect May 27.