- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri’s chief advocate for residential customers in utility regulatory cases is stepping down from the job on Feb. 17.

Dustin Allison told The Associated Press that he’s leaving the public counsel’s office to take another job closer to his family in St. Louis. He declined to give further details except to say he will be working as a lawyer outside of state government.

Allison first was appointed to public counsel by Gov. Jay Nixon in April 2014. He previously served as a counsel to the economic development department and an aide to Nixon.

The state public counsel’s office represents the interests of residential and small business customers in cases before the Missouri Public Service Commission, which regulates investor-owned utilities.

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