Press Releases

Announcements from Consumers Council of Missouri and other related articles.

Press Releases from Consumers Council of Missouri.

2022 Building Equity and Healthy Communities Fundraiser and Award Ceremony

Consumers Council held a celebratory fundraiser, panel discussion, and award ceremony on November 13, 2022 at the Ethical Society of St Louis. The Alberta Slavin Award was presented to two individuals who have shown a distinctive commitment to protecting the interests of consumers: Jay Hardenbrook, Missouri AARP Advocacy Director and Chaplain Will Jordan, J.D., Executive Director of the Metropolitan St Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council (“EHOC”). The Community Engagement...

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For immediate release                                                  Contact: Andrew Linhares, Renew Missouri March 15, 2022                                                   , (314) 471-9973 ADVOCATES PUSHED BACK AGAINST AMEREN MISSOURI’S RATE INCREASE TO SECURE EXPANSIONS OF LOW-INCOME PROGRAMS, OTHER PRIORITIES St. Louis, MO – Two recent orders from the Missouri Public Service Commission helped mitigate the impact of Ameren Missouri’s recent rate increase for...

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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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In Memory of P. Wayne Goode, board member, supporter and friend

Peter Wayne Goode Jr. (August 20, 1937 – October 3, 2020) was born in St. Louis and attended the University of Missouri in Columbia and earning a degree in finance and banking. He was a former officer of the United States Army Reserve. Goode was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives for district 33 in 1962 and was a Democrat. He served until 1984, when he was elected to the Missouri State Senate. he served in the senate until 2005. Senator Goode is best know as the founder of the...

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The Trump Administration wants to take away the rights of states to protect their own citizens from air pollution and volatile gas prices through clean cars standards. 

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Gas Rates Go Down and Low Income Residents Get Bill Assistance.

For Immediate Release Contact: Cara Spencer, executive director of Consumers Council of Missouri 314-556-7379   Gas Rates Go Down and Low Income Residents Get Bill Assistance. Jefferson City — The Missouri Public Service Commission just approved Spire’s new natural gas rates – effective April 19 – and your monthly gas bill will actually decrease, with the savings varying cross the state. Last year, Laclede Gas Company (Spire’s Eastern Missouri territory) requested an increase of...

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Corporate Tax Break Reduces Utility Bills in Many States, MO?

JEFFERSON CITY / ST. LOUIS — January 22, 2018 Consumers Council of Missouri is calling for the state of Missouri to take swift action to evaluate and the pass through to consumers the hundreds of millions of dollars utility companies will enjoy following the passage of the new tax law. Current utility rates are calculated based on a corporate tax of 35%, a rate which was just dropped by a whopping 40%.   Electric companies in Massachusetts, Illinois, Oregon, Arizona and other...

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The MO Exchange: Steep Rate Hikes Expected

Proposed rates for the 2018 Missouri health insurance exchange were released on Friday by the Missouri Department of Insurance. While the Department and our state’s carriers both deserve credit for ensuring that all counties in MO have ACA coverage, this comes at significant cost. Requested increases average between 35 and 42% according to a review by the Department and as reported here. What makes these increases even worse is that they come with compromised transparency to the general...

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