On Tuesday, Gov. Eric Greitens led Missourians who'd attended his afternoon rally to lobby opponents of a bill he says will create jobs. They signed fliers pleading for the passage of a contentious utility bill and taped them to the office doors of lawmakers like Sens. Doug Libla and Gary Romine, two Republicans who've expressed concerns with the proposal Greitens is hoping will cross the finish line in this week's special session.
JEFFERSON CITY • A measure that could create hundreds of jobs in Missouri’s struggling Bootheel region is on its way to the Senate, with House lawmakers approving the plan Wednesday over protests that Ameren customers throughout the state might pay the price.The bill allows the state Public Service Commission to approve lower electric rates for an aluminum smelter and for a steel mill in southeast Missouri.