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Top 7: Our priorities with two weeks left

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With just two weeks remaining in the 2022 Missouri Legislative Session, it’s time to take stock of what issues remain in play as the clock ticks down to May 13. […]

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Senate bill to modernize Missouri utilities moves to House

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On April 24, a Missouri House committee took up a Senate bill containing important regulatory updates. In recent years, the Missouri Chamber has successfully advocated for a number of bills […]

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This could be the year Missouri finally passes jobless benefits reform

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With labor shortages being reported across Missouri, the state legislature is considering policy to help get unemployed Missourians back into the workforce sooner. The proposed change would create a sliding […]

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Combatting retail theft

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Retail theft is becoming more common, says Sen. Rick Brattin. “It’s a pretty rampant situation. My daughter — she’s my second oldest daughter, she’s 18 — works at a retail […]

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Senate committee considers “Earning Safe Reentry Through Work Act”

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In today’s tight labor market, more employers are turning to alternative talent pools to fill jobs — including justice-involved individuals. Keeping a job has been shown to greatly reduce recidivism. […]

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Childcare crisis: Senate votes to help parents re-enter workforce

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With Missouri’s childcare shortage costing the state an estimated $1.35 billion, lawmakers are continuing to advance an innovative budget proposal to help parents re-enter the workforce. The budget passed by […]

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Senate continues budget work

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The state budget process continued in a Missouri Senate committee this week with lawmakers considering several important pro-business appropriations. Funding proposals under consideration include: Onshoring industries that are vital to […]

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Bill could trigger flood of new lawsuits against businesses

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The Missouri House of Representatives has passed an egregious, anti-business bill that seeks to benefit trial attorneys at the expense of Missouri’s job creators. House Bill 1692 would create the […]

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Hitting 95 percent of pre-pandemic employment levels, Missouri is a leading state in economic recovery

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Missouri has recovered more than 95 percent of the jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Missouri Chamber’s latest quarterly economic report. Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner of Economic […]

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Senate passes utility modernization effort

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Seeking to continue Missouri’s progress on utility modernization, the Missouri Senate has passed a bill with several important regulatory updates. In recent years, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry […]

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Missouri Chamber backs Fast Track bill in House committee

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On Thursday, Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) brought his Fast Track bill before a House committee for consideration. Championed by the Missouri Chamber and passed into law in 2019, the Fast […]

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Helping Missouri students explore local career opportunities

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Legislation that would help Missouri students explore career opportunities in their communities continues to make progress in the General Assembly. On April 12 a Senate Committee heard testimony on a […]

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Bill to attract World Cup to Missouri moves forward

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A bill to keep Missouri in the game to host the World Cup is moving forward. Locations across the United States, Canada and Mexico will host World Cup matches in […]

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Member feature: New Twelve Degrees partnership to boost up-and-coming fund managers

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The following article was shared by Missouri Chamber member company Stifel. Have a story to share? Contact Jacob Luecke at jluecke@mochamberdreampress.stage.site Stifel Financial Corp., Eaton Partners, a Stifel Company, and RCP […]

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April 22: STEM Signing Day in Missouri

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On April 22, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry will recognize 20 outstanding students from across the state as they sign letters of intent to study science, technology, engineering […]

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Member feature: Grand Prize winner announced in Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains

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The following article was shared by Missouri Chamber member company Burns & McDonnell. Have a story to share? Contact Jacob Luecke at jluecke@mochamberdreampress.stage.site Organizers of Kansas City’s most exciting K-12 […]

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Member feature: Veterans Home Care Founder Bonnie Laiderman honored with Prestigious Award

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The following article was shared by Missouri Chamber member company Veterans Home Care. Have a story to share? Contact Jacob Luecke at jluecke@mochamberdreampress.stage.site Two St. Louis television stations, KPLR 11 and KTVI FOX […]

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Member feature: TricorBraun To Acquire Flexible Packaging Leader PBFY

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The following article was shared by Missouri Chamber member company TricorBraun. Have a story to share? Contact Jacob Luecke at jluecke@mochamberdreampress.stage.site Global packaging leader TricorBraun has announced that it has entered […]

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Critical legal reform blocked in Senate

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Missouri’s outdated statute of limitations is creating costly delays in our state’s legal system. Currently, plaintiffs are allowed to delay filing personal injury lawsuits for up to five years — that’s double […]

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Our membership team — Ready to help you grow

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To strengthen the work of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, we have expanded and enhanced the team that serves our thousands of members across the state. The membership […]

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Pro sports teams, casinos urge Senate committee to legalize sports betting

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As lawmakers mull the possibility of joining a growing number of states that allow gambling on sports, a Senate committee held a hearing this week for two such bills approved […]

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House addresses Missouri’s childcare crisis

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As Missouri businesses struggle to find workers, it’s becoming clear that the state’s growing childcare crisis is at the center of the problem. Many Missouri parents want to work but […]

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Republican and Democrat senators stand up for employers in vaccine debate

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The Missouri Chamber today praised Senate Republican and Democrat leaders who voted down an amendment to ban workplace vaccine requirements that was offered by Sen. Bob Onder on an unrelated […]

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