PSC Vacancy Looms

When session reconvenes next month, Steven Stoll, a Democrat, will need Senate confirmation to remain on the Public Service Commission.  He was a recess appointment by Governor Jay Nixon.  And the only way for Stoll to gain confirmation is for his nomination to be paired with a Republican.  There’s been a vacancy in one of the Republican slots on that commission since Jeff Davis resigned.

 

So far, there are no indications who the governor will bestow that appointment upon.  One name mentioned is out-going Rep. Jerry Nolte.  But it’s hard to see the gain – politically – for Nixon to choose Nolte.

 

Originally in December 19 MOScout.