Other Consumer Issues

Articles and posts about other issues faced by Missouri consumers.

Articles regarding other consumer issues from Consumers Council of Missouri.

2022 Annual Report

Consumers Council recently released our 2022 Annual Report! This report includes our 2022 accomplishments especially as they relate to our work  to reduce what communities that have long been the target of structural oppression spend on basic energy, our challenges to banks to conduct business equitably in the St Louis area, and our opposition to the privatization of Medicare and support of Medicaid expansion in Missouri. Read about our accomplishments here 2022 Annual Report This report...

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Annual Membership Meeting

Mark your calendar for Consumers Council’s Annual Membership Meeting! When:  April 21, 2023 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Ethical Society of St Louis, Hanke Room, 9001 Clayton Rd., St Louis, MO 63117 5:30 – 6:00 pm – Social Time including beverages and snacks 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Membership Meeting including 2022 overview, election of Board Directors, and Approval and Amendment of Bylaws RSVP: spadgett@moconsumers.org  

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CCM, a SLEHCRA member, Woodstock & NCRC oppose merger application

SLEHCRA, The Woodstock Institute and NCRC Oppose First Mid and Jefferson Banks’ Merger Application

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Meet the New Executive Director

I am Jacqueline Hutchinson, and very excited to be the new Executive Director for Consumers Council of Missouri. I have also served as a board member of Consumers Council since 2008, and stepped down as board chair to serve our community in this position. I am excited to be able to help fulfill the mission of CCM and achieve equity for Missouri Consumers. For more than forty years, I have given a voice to low-income consumers by being actively involved in utility policy advocacy, personal...

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2019 Moleg Consumer Report

#Moleg2019: Utility Consumers Unscathed The 2019 Missouri legislative session has come to an end and while many bills made it past the finish line, utility consumer bills were successfully blocked. Consumers Council of Missouri, all said and done, had a successful 2019 session with two major victories. We helped stop an attempt in the Missouri House to raise water rates by 15%! And in the last week, we helped prevent a measure to block lower cost environmentally friendly electricity to our...

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Grain Belt – Action Needed!

In the final days of the Missouri legislative session, a measure that will help bring lower cost electricity to energy markets in our state is as risk of being railroaded. After 5 years of facing legal roadblocks, the high voltage Grain Belt transmission line is about to become a reality, facilitating the flow of primarily-renewable power from Kansas through to Illinois and beyond. But legislation that would stop it the transmission line project (HB 1062) passed the House of Representatives...

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Knowledge is Power

Consumers Council of Missouri 2018 event – Knowledge is Power will showcase our work over the last year, including successful negotiation of a $1M bill pay program for low-income Spire consumers to help families keep their heat on through challenging winters. The event will feature New York Times best selling author, Wendell Potter who will discuss the rising costs of health care from the perspective of a former insurance executive. We will also be presenting our annual Alberta Slavin Award...

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St. Louis petitions state politicians to restore net neutrality

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality, a set of regulations intended to protect internet users. Now, leaders of eight St. Louis co-working spaces are calling on Missouri congressional lawmakers to join national efforts that could reverse the commission’s decision. Their call came Wednesday as U.S. Sen. Ed. Markey, D-Mass., filed a petition that would force the U.S. Senate to vote on the future of net neutrality. The 2015 regulations bar internet...

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