Attorney General Chris Koster

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Anyone who still has a gift card from the now-closed Romano’s Macaroni Grill restaurants in Missouri can now receive a refund of any balance remaining.

The state’s attorney general, Chris Koster, said Wednesday his office has reached an agreement with the company to offer the refunds.  He said about 500 Missouri consumers are still holding Macaroni Grill cards.

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Amid flooding throughout Missouri, Attorney General Chris Koster is warning consumers of potential price gouging and other storm-chasing scams.

In a statement, Koster encouraged anyone with flood or other storm-related property damage to be “alert for sammers who follow weather disasters and prey on consumers needing repair or cleanup work.”

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The Affordable Care Act will remain functionally the same, following Thursday’s Supreme Court 6-3 ruling.

This means that the approximately 198,000 Missourians who receive insurance discounts from the government will continue to receive these funds.

The head of the Missouri Senate wants the authority to intervene in lawsuits whenever the attorney general chooses not to get involved.

The move follows recent court rulings that declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

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Springfield and Kansas City will receive more than $38 million to clean up contaminated soil and water as part of record national environmental bankruptcy settlement.

Attorney General Chris Koster made the announcement Tuesday morning from the former Kerr-McGee plant in northwest Springfield. From 1907-2003, the site was used for creosote wood treatment, which Koster says led to contaminated soil and groundwater within its 64 acre area.

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