Missouri Chamber testifying in support of Missouri Angel Investment Incentive Act

Missouri Chamber supports effort to drive new business creation

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is backing a bill that would help incentivize investment in startup businesses across the state. Known as the “Missouri Angel Investment Incentive Act,” […]

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Missouri Chamber backs expansion of Fast Track program

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Proposed changes to a program supported by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry would allow more adults in the state to receive funding for postsecondary education and training. HB […]

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Missouri Chamber seeks clarity through Supreme Court brief

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in an effort to bring more certainty to the litigation process. In […]

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House passes package to help address public safety

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A comprehensive public safety bill was passed by the Missouri House this week and is now eligible for consideration in the Senate. HB 1659 is sponsored by Rep. Lane Roberts […]

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Missouri Chamber backs bill to clarify wage payments

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry supported a common-sense bill this week that would protect the state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund. HB 2098 is sponsored by Rep. Terry […]

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Missouri Chamber continues to move legislative priorities forward

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A resolution to alter the initiative petition process was passed this week by the Senate after a weeks-long stalemate. SJR 74, sponsored by Sen. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold), would modify […]

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Bill to crack down on retail theft is heard in legislative committee

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The Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee recently heard legislation to increase the penalties for those who commit organized retail theft from businesses. Committee chair Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin) sponsored […]

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Legal changes for employers to watch in 2024

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Federal government agencies are pushing some significant changes that will likely impact businesses. Here are three areas that employers must keep close watch on: Information in this story was compiled […]

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Missouri Chamber applauds House passage of child care tax credits

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A lack of available and affordable child care options has proven costly for Missouri residents and the state in recent years. Legislation to address that challenge passed the House this […]

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Companies make the case for engineering degree tax credits. 

Missouri Chamber, members support engineering degree tax credits

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry testified in both the Senate and the House this week in support of much-needed tax credits to help recruit and retain more engineers […]

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Missouri Chamber supports civil justice reform

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports a common-sense approach to reforming the statute of limitations for personal injury claims. Current law allows up to five years to file […]

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Legislation seeks to make second-chance hiring easier

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A bill heard this week in the House Judiciary Committee could have the dual impact of helping alleviate workforce challenges and keeping ex-offenders from returning to the criminal justice system. […]

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Missouri Chamber supports business development measures    

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry supported legislation this week in the Senate Economic Development and Tax Policy Committee that would incentivize business owners who want to rehabilitate historic […]

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Bill seeks to enhance workforce housing

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The effort to improve the nationwide workforce shortage is multi-faceted, with affordable employee housing an important part of the mix. House Bill 2407, sponsored by Rep. Greg Sharpe (R-Ewing), seeks […]

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HB 1488 passed by The Missouri House

Missouri Chamber applauds House passage of child care tax credits

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Workers, companies, state’s economy in position to benefit from child care legislation JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – A lack of available and affordable child care options has proven costly for Missouri […]

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Phillip Arnzen testifies against e-verify mandate

Missouri Chamber opposes e-verify mandate on all businesses

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry led the opposition this week to a new business mandate proposed in HB 2489, sponsored by Rep. Jim Murphy (R-St. Louis County). The […]

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Missouri Chamber is supporting a bill by Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin) that creates the offense of organized retail theft.

Missouri Chamber supports crime reduction initiatives

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In the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual CEO poll, 90% of business leaders said they are concerned with public safety and 70% believe crime is hurting the state’s […]

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