attorney general chris koster http://kbia.org en PM Newscast for April 21, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-april-21-2014 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li><h1 itemprop="name">C<a href="http://kbia.org/post/city-columbia-considers-retail-surveyors-sales-tax-revenue">ity of Columbia considers retail surveyors for sales tax revenue</a></h1></li><li><h1 itemprop="name"><a href="http://kbia.org/post/moberly-add-fresh-food-farmers-market">Moberly to add a fresh food farmers market</a></h1></li><li><h1 itemprop="name"><a href="http://kbia.org/post/rally-kicks-sustainability-week-mu">Rally kicks off Sustainability Week at MU</a></h1></li></ul> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:43:36 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump 51717 at http://kbia.org Five more states join in fight against California egg law http://kbia.org/post/five-more-states-join-fight-against-california-egg-law <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Five other states are joining Missouri's fight against a California egg law that would prohibit the sale of eggs produced by hens kept in cages that don't meet California's size and space requirements.</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:52:33 +0000 The Associated Press 49186 at http://kbia.org Five more states join in fight against California egg law Mo. Senators want investigation into possible propane price gouging http://kbia.org/post/mo-senators-want-investigation-possible-propane-price-gouging <p></p><p>Missouri senators are calling on Attorney General Chris Koster to investigate a recent spike in propane prices.</p><p>Sen. Mike Parson, of Bolivar, said Friday that companies are sending more propane overseas, leading to a shortage throughout the Midwest. He says the shortage causes prices to rise and gives big profits to corporations. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:35:45 +0000 Associated Press 47117 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senators want investigation into possible propane price gouging Medicaid Fraud Unit reports average year for Missouri http://kbia.org/post/medicaid-fraud-unit-reports-average-year-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state of Missouri recovered more than $47 million in fraudulent claims made by Medicaid providers in 2013.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That's about an average year for Attorney General Chris Koster's&nbsp;Medicaid Fraud Unit.&nbsp;The office has recovered as much as $100 million, and as little as $20 million, in a year.</span></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:05:20 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 46736 at http://kbia.org Medicaid Fraud Unit reports average year for Missouri Missouri Attorney General Demands More Monitoring Of Smoldering Landfill In Bridgeton http://kbia.org/post/missouri-attorney-general-demands-more-monitoring-smoldering-landfill-bridgeton <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="An underground fire was first detected at the Bridgeton Landfill in December, 2010." data-attribution="Credit Véronique LaCapra, St. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:10:42 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 46469 at http://kbia.org Missouri Attorney General Demands More Monitoring Of Smoldering Landfill In Bridgeton Mo. AG warns of Target call scam http://kbia.org/post/mo-ag-warns-target-call-scam <p></p><p>In the wake of a massive data breach committed against the Target retail store chain, con artists may be targeting victims in Missouri and elsewhere.&nbsp;</p><p>According to the Missouri Attorney General’s office, scammers are calling and emailing consumers and claiming to be from Target, or from their bank or credit card company. The scammers then attempt to trick customers into giving them their personal and financial information.&nbsp; Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:16:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 45748 at http://kbia.org Mo. AG warns of Target call scam Death row inmate Nicklasson remains optimistic http://kbia.org/post/death-row-inmate-nicklasson-remains-optimistic <p>Just hours away from his scheduled execution, Missouri death row inmate Allen Nicklasson is optimistic that his life will be spared.</p><p>Nicklasson is scheduled to die by injection at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for the 1994 murder of Richard Drummond, a businessman killed by Nicklasson and two other men after Drummond stopped to offer assistance when Nicklasson's car stalled on Interstate 70 in mid-Missouri.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:24:45 +0000 Person: Associated Press 45071 at http://kbia.org Death row inmate Nicklasson remains optimistic Mo. AG Koster raises concerns about gun-law-nullifying HB 436 http://kbia.org/post/mo-ag-koster-raises-concerns-about-gun-law-nullifying-hb-436 <p></p><p>Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is raising concerns about legislation attempting to nullify some federal gun-control laws.</p><p>Koster <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kbia/files/201309/HB436_AGLetter_09032012.pdf">sent a letter Tuesday (.pdf)</a> to lawmakers warning that the bill contains "flawed public policy."</p><p>The Republican-led Legislature is to meet Sept. 11 to consider overriding Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the legislation. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:05:42 +0000 Associated Press 39859 at http://kbia.org Mo. AG Koster raises concerns about gun-law-nullifying HB 436 Analysis: Huge Mo. tax cut largely hypothetical http://kbia.org/post/analysis-huge-mo-tax-cut-largely-hypothetical <p></p><p>Governor Jay Nixon says a clause in the income tax cut bill he vetoed could have triggered a $1.2 billion run on the state treasury because the cuts could apply retroactively to the last 3 years.</p><p>Attorney General Chris Koster agreed with Nixon's legal analysis this past week, as Republicans consider overriding the veto. But the dollar amount projection remains largely hypothetical.</p><p>The Missouri bill would trigger a one-half of a percent reduction in state income tax rates if the federal government enacts a measure making it easier for states to collect online sales taxes. That bill has stalled in the U.S. House. Mon, 02 Sep 2013 21:15:50 +0000 Associated Press 39833 at http://kbia.org Analysis: Huge Mo. tax cut largely hypothetical Mo. Attorney General Accuses Walgreens Of 'Deceptive Pricing Schemes,' Files Lawsuit http://kbia.org/post/mo-attorney-general-accuses-walgreens-deceptive-pricing-schemes-files-lawsuit <em>Updated 5:12 p.m. with comment from Walgreens.</em><p>Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is accusing Walgreens of engaging in false and deceptive pricing schemes, that he said amounts to stealing.&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In St. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:09:11 +0000 Chris McDaniel 39517 at http://kbia.org Mo. Attorney General Accuses Walgreens Of 'Deceptive Pricing Schemes,' Files Lawsuit Nixon shows no support for gas chamber execution method http://kbia.org/post/nixon-shows-no-support-gas-chamber-execution-method <p style="line-height: 200%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:53:10 +0000 Associated Press 36826 at http://kbia.org Nixon shows no support for gas chamber execution method Mo. AG says state may have to use gas chamber http://kbia.org/post/mo-ag-says-state-may-have-use-gas-chamber <p>Attorney General Chris Koster says Missouri may have to resort to using the gas chamber to carry out death sentences. It would be considered as an “unintended consequence” of the state Supreme Court’s refusal to set execution dates. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 13:33:22 +0000 Associated Press & Alyssa Strickland 36480 at http://kbia.org Mo. AG says state may have to use gas chamber Missouri's racial disparities in traffic stops mirror national trends http://kbia.org/post/missouris-racial-disparities-traffic-stops-mirror-national-trends <p>A new report showing that African-American drivers are more likely to be stopped by police in Missouri is consistent with finding across the United States, according to a researcher that worked on the state report released by Attorney General Chris Koster.&nbsp; The report measures the racial disparity index, &nbsp;a system to measure and compare the frequency that drivers of various ethnicities are stopped and the racial proportion of the population.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:49:08 +0000 Joyu Wang 34970 at http://kbia.org Missouri's racial disparities in traffic stops mirror national trends Assembly sends second injury fund fix/workers' comp bill to Nixon http://kbia.org/post/assembly-sends-second-injury-fund-fixworkers-comp-bill-nixon <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Legislation that would revive Missouri's ailing Second Injury Fund and seek to reduce the number of occupational disease lawsuits was passed Thursday by the </span><a href="http://house.mo.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri House</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Fri, 17 May 2013 13:05:42 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33920 at http://kbia.org Assembly sends second injury fund fix/workers' comp bill to Nixon Agreement reached on Bridgeton landfill, but questions still remain http://kbia.org/post/agreement-reached-bridgeton-landfill-questions-still-remain <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201305/Koster%20and%20Bindbeutel.JPG" alt="" /><p>Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced <a href="http://ago.mo.gov/FirstAgreedOrderofPreliminaryInjunction-BridgetonLandfill.pdf">a preliminary agreement</a> on Tuesday with the owner of the Bridgeton Landfill.<p>Koster <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-attorney-general-files-suit-against-bridgeton-landfill-owners-environmental-grounds">filed a lawsuit</a> against Republic Serv Wed, 15 May 2013 13:29:50 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 33776 at http://kbia.org Mo. AG won't appeal birth control ruling http://kbia.org/post/mo-ag-wont-appeal-birth-control-ruling <p>Attorney General Chris Koster says he won't appeal a federal court ruling striking down a Missouri law that exempted moral objectors from an insurance requirement to cover birth control. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:12:41 +0000 Associated Press 31900 at http://kbia.org Mo. AG won't appeal birth control ruling Contractor sued over Joplin tornado waste http://kbia.org/post/contractor-sued-over-joplin-tornado-waste <p>Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is suing a southwest Missouri company for allegedly dumping tornado waste from Joplin into an abandoned mine shaft.</p><p>Koster on Monday announced the suit against Bryan Weldon and Weldon Contractors and Construction LLC of Joplin. It alleges that Weldon dumped about 100 cubic yards of demolition waste from the 2011 Joplin tornado into an abandoned mine shaft near Neck City in Jasper County.</p><p>The suit seeks an injunction against further dumping as well as a civil penalty.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:06:09 +0000 Associated Press 31373 at http://kbia.org Missouri's Inauguration Day arrives for Gov. Nixon and statewide office holders http://kbia.org/post/missouris-inauguration-day-arrives-gov-nixon-and-statewide-office-holders <P>Missouri’s inauguration day has arrived, as <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</A> (D)&#160;and several other state office holders prepare to be sworn in.</P> <P>It’ll be the second term for most of those taking the oath of office, including Democrats Nixon, <A href="https://www.ago.mo.gov/">Attorney General Chris Koster</A>, and <A href="http://www.treasurer.mo.gov/">State Treasurer Clint Zweifel</A>.&#160; Fellow Democrat<A href="http://www.jasonkander.com/"> Jason Kander</A>, the incoming <A href="http://sos.mo.gov/">Secretary of State</A>, will be the only statewide office&#160;newcomer.&#160; Republican<A href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/"> Lt. Governor Peter Kinder </A>will be taking the oath of office for the third time, and his third term may prove to be very short if his bid to replace southeast <A href="http://emerson.house.gov/">Missouri Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson</A> (R)&#160;succeeds. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:53:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27241 at http://kbia.org Missouri's Inauguration Day arrives for Gov. Nixon and statewide office holders