Southwest Missouri News - Morning Edition

Southwest Missouri News
This is a brief summary of stories found on the Southwest Missouri News feed. This page features local bloggers, state news, political news and stories of interest.

We've been up since 6a.m. studying Missouri Speaker of the House Rod Jetton's political gifts. Off the cusp - it looks like a battle is brewing over gambling in the state and if money can buy politicians, social conservative Missourians may be in a bit of trouble.

Branson news moves to the bottom of our Southwest Missouri Newsfeed this morning dominated by KY3's political correspondent David Catanese's in-depth coverage of Mitt Romney's visit to Springfield where pastors visited with Romney in a closed session. Catanese has four interesting stories on the topic.

Randy Turner hits with Empire Electric's plan to increase electricity rates by 10%. Empire wants an additional $34.7 million or 10.11 percent. Turner gives us this story - "If approved, a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity would experience a monthly increase of approximately $9.75."

We're getting ready to launch a national politics blog and are currently looking for candidate advocates for the local area.
Southwest Missouri News

Morning Syndication Cited:
Randy Turner
David Catanese