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Spire has requested a rate increase! Register today for a virtual public he ...

The Spire natural gas utility is requesting an annual rate increase of over $100 million for the delivery of gas to its customers. Consumers Council believes that this request is too high, and doesn't take into account the economic impact suffered by most consumers due to the recent pandemic. Spire is asking that consumers pay a fixed fee of $20.00 each month for its Eastern Missouri territo ...

Missouri panel rejects moratorium on utility shutoffs during pandemic

EFFERSON CITY — The state Public Service Commission has rejected an effort to prevent utility companies from disconnecting residential services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the commission said in a statement Wednesday. The Consumers Council of Missouri, which advocates on behalf of consumer interests, had requested an emergency order for a moratorium on disconnections through at least March ...

Policy in the Pandemic: Housing Security Policies Reduce U.S. COVID-19 Infe ...

https://nicholasinstitute.duke.edu/articles/policy-pandemic-housing-security-policies-reduce-us-covid-19-infection-rates As the impact of COVID-19 grows in the United States, the lack of vaccines or effective treatment, coupled with anticipated subsequent outbreaks, has made it necessary to adopt unprecedented policy interventions across many aspects of daily life. Now many people are facing fi ...

Consumer groups seek Missouri utility shut off moratorium

A coalition of consumer and health care advocates are asking the Missouri Public Service Commission to impose a moratorium on utility cutoffs for the winter to help control the spread of COVID-19. The Consumers Council of Missouri, with support from the Missouri Hospital Association, Empower Missouri and the National Housing Trust, filed the request Tuesday … read more https://mis ...

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