Top Of The Morning: November 21, 2012
Republicans lose Missouri statewide races despite the state turning increasingly red. An appeals court upholds renewable energy regulations in Missouri. That & more news from KCUR.
How Did Republicans Lose in Missouri?
Most of the Missouri statewide races weren’t even close. The average Democratic win was nearly 10 percentage points. And this was with the Republican Presidential candidate carrying the state by a large margin and with the Republicans gaining an historic amount of power in the state legislature, where the party has a veto-proof majority in both the House and the Senate. Find out more about this here.
Court Upholds Missouri’s Renewable Energy Rules
A state appeals court has upheld regulations implementing Missouri’s renewable energy standard. The standard approved by voters in 2008 was intended to increase Missouri’s reliance on renewable energy — while at the same time limiting rate-increases to electricity consumers. Find out more about the ruling here.
Missouri Supreme Court Expands Collective Bargaining for Public Employees
The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that not only must public bodies like school boards and cities collectively bargain with their employee unions, but that bargaining must be done in good faith. Read more here.