The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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January 21, 2014

Missouri senator expecting appointment to utility board

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Republican state senator says he expects to be appointed by the governor to Missouri’s utility regulatory commission.

Sen. Scott Rupp, of Wentzville, said Tuesday that he has met with Gov. Jay Nixon and his staff about the position on the Public Service Commission.

Rupp tells The Associated Press that the governor plans to appoint him to the PSC on March 14.

A Nixon spokesman said he could not immediately confirm Rupp’s potential appointment.

All nominees to the PSC must be approved by the Senate. Republican senators have been reluctant to approve Nixon’s appointment of former aide Daniel Hall to the PSC without assurances that the Democratic governor also will name a Republican to the panel.

Hall’s appointment is now scheduled to receive a Senate committee hearing Wednesday.

 

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