Author: Carl Bearden

House Prepares Utility Bill

Now, the House has adopted it’s own version of grid modernization. Rather than re-invent the wheel, they started with Senate Bill (SB) 564 as it had been negotiated over several long hours in the Senate. They made their own modifications  to the bill coming up with House Committee Substitute (HCS) for House Bill (HB) 2265.

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Sgt. Joe Friday: Just the Facts, SB564 Grid Modernization

There are those who agree and those who disagree with the bill and the need to accelerate modernization of our electrical grid. That’s completely understandable and part of the process. However, agreement or disagreement on the issues should be based on the facts, the actual provisions of the bill, and not on the way we might want or not want it to be or personal feelings for or against a utility. I, personally, would much rather this effort start the deregulation of our highly regulated utility (gas and electric) system. But it’s not.

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Most of You Will Agree!

We know that the vast majority of Missourians regardless of party, ethnicity, or geographical location believe there is significant waste, fraud, and abuse in state government.

What they don’t necessarily agree upon is what that waste, fraud, and abuse looks like.

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United for Missouri Supports State Tax Reform Efforts

“The efforts of Senator Bill Eigel and Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr to change Missouri’s antiquated, regressive income tax system are long past due.” said Carl Bearden, CEO of United for Missouri. “These efforts share some common traits while also presenting different ideas to address a state income tax system that needs to change to make Missouri more competitive.”

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