The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, in an excellent editorial that you should read in its entirety, today notes that Tom Dempsey, president pro tem of the Missouri Senate, seems to have had an change of heart when it comes to keeping not only constituents but fellow legislators informed about the issues up for consideration in the legislature. Dempsy, whose campaigns have been well-supported by Ameren, has moved to stiffle a request from a fellow GOP Senator, Eric Schmmitt, for a neutral analysis of the impact of SB 207 which serves to benefit Ameren specifically, while, many claim, hitting up consumers to bear the brunt of potential infrastructure improvements to the investor-owned utililty. This after demanding more transparency from Ameren only a few short years ago when he served as a state representative.

What the Dispatch editorial does not note, however, is that this