Category: Other Consumer Issues

Raise the costs of all MO utilities?

Pending utility legislation would raise the costs of utilities for all Missourians with ONE exception: Doe Run. Pending utility legislation would raise the costs of utilities for all Missourians with ONE exception: Doe Run. A few of our representatives are standing up for us: Sen. Gary Romine, Sen. Doug Libla, and Sen. Jill Schupp represent a few brave voices speaking up against a torrent of utility propaganda. Read more HERE. ...

#EqualAccessForAll

Many MO residents still lack access to internet. Banning community broadband is not the answer. Consumers benefit when there is choice, not when there is more restriction. http://stopthecap.com/2017/03/13/50-shades-grey-community-broadband-ban-bill-ties-hands-missouri-communities/ ...

‘Viewpoints’ reviews consumer protection

Join our director, Cara Spencer, in looking at a disastrous bill before the Missouri Senate. http://www.newspressnow.com/news/business/viewpoints-to-review-consumer-protection/article_50f00444-33e4-53ad-b8d2-93f48896da12.html ...

MO: Right to sue!

Missourians deserve the right to sue deceitful businesses. Some MO Senators disagree. Call yours today and tell them that consumer protection is important to you! www.stlamerican.com/business/business_opinion/missouri-consumer-protection-law-is-under-attack/article_0d0f8648-ee57-11e6-b49b-9b4e026b819f.html ...

MO Consumer Law is UNDER ATTACK

Call your Missouri State Senator today and tell them that you want your consumer rights protected. http://www.stltoday.com/business/columns/jim-gallagher/missouri-consumer-law-is-under-attack/article_100a4d4e-1b02-51c3-b294-ddda4f224c9b.html ...

MO Consumer Protection Law is Under Attack!

Under consideration in the MO Senate: An Attack on MO Consumer Protection Law. Join advocates Consumers Council of Missouri in calling / emailing your legislator today! http://www.stlamerican.com/news/columnists/guest_columnists/missouri-consumer-protection-law-is-under-attack/article_07f56fd0-e725-11e6-99a8-ef49a18df41c.html?utm_medium=social ...

ACA Deadline Coming!

The Trump administration has canceled all government-sponsored outreach advertising, email reminders, phone calls and other promotion related to ACA open enrollment deadline.   But ACA remains the law of the land, requiring most people to have health insurance and providing subsidies for 2017 health plans.   Help us get the word out in these last few days of Open Enrollment 2017 to reach consumers and provide in-person help is more important now than ever! ...

No subsidies for Doe Run!

Tell the MO Senate that you don't want to subsidize utility rates for Doe Run. http://www.stlamerican.com/news/local_news/missourians-face-major-hikes-to-utility-bills/article_2cbff592-e405-11e6-9d4f-772bea309a9c.html ...

MO Office of Public Council Stands Up for Consumers

Missouri's James Owen of the Office of Public Council is courageously fighting on behalf of consumers, challenging the Public Service Commission and their to weaken the current ex parte rules. Thank you, James Owen, for standing up for consumers. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/tony-messenger/messenger-greitens-first-two-orders-collide-as-utilities-seek-weakened/article_8f13735a-13c0-5143-8cec-8c43a4f57b0c.html ...

Federal Antitrust trial over Anthem-Cigna merger begins

Today marked the first day of the federal trial over the proposed Anthem-Cigna merger which would create the nation's largest health insurance company. Government antitrust lawyers are attempting to block this $48 billion deal which threatens to reshape the U.S. market for health coverage. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/11/21/antitrust-trial-over-aetna-cigna-merger-begins/94222422/ ...

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