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Senate approves water infrastructure upgrade bill

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On Thursday the Missouri Senate passed SB 44, a bill that would allow water and wastewater management providers to upgrade and repair systems proactively. “This saves ratepayers money. If you are going to replace a valve and you don’t have the ability to raise the capital to replace the valve now, when you replace it […]

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Missouri’s strongest advocacy groups back increased transportation investment

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A broad coalition of stakeholders has come together to inspire action on one of the most important competitiveness issues Missouri is currently facing – our transportation funding crisis. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Missouri Chamber Federation, Missouri AFL-CIO, the Missouri Bankers Association and the Missouri Realtors are a few of the organizations […]

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Water infrastructure upgrade bill passes committee

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A Senate committee has given the thumbs-up to a bill that would help our state’s aging water and sewer systems to be upgraded and repaired in a proactive manner, ensuring these vital services will continue to be able to meet the needs of businesses and residents. Senate Bill 44 is sponsored by Sen. Bill White. […]

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Gov. Parson signs broadband bill, puts $50m into expansion efforts

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On July 2, Gov. Mike Parson signed an important broadband bill into law and announced that $50 million in federal coronavirus relief funds will go toward broadband expansion. The COVID-19 crisis served as another reminder of the economic importance of having modern broadband services available across Missouri. As schools and businesses closed, students and workers […]

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Lawmakers pass legislation to help expand broadband access

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The Missouri legislature has passed a bill to help expand broadband access in Missouri. The bill extends the state’s broadband grant program through 2027. It also enables the state to retain any federal dollars it receives for building out rural broadband if a particular provider is unable to fulfill its commitment to utilize those funds. […]

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Lawmakers consider HB 1768 to help Missouri expand broadband access

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Missouri is ranked 42nd nationally in access to broadband internet, according to the Missouri 2030 Dashboard. With the understanding that broadband is a critical resource for growing businesses, the Missouri legislature is considering a bill to help Missouri retain any federal dollars for building out rural broadband if a particular provider is unable to fulfill […]

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Gov. Parson gives special protections to critical infrastructure by signing House Bill 355

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Gov. Mike Parson has signed a bill to protect the state’s pipelines and other critical infrastructure from harmful acts of trespassing and tampering. House Bill 355, sponsored by Rep. Dean Plocher (R-St. Louis), creates stronger penalties for individuals who willfully damage or willfully trespass onto critical infrastructure facilities. The Missouri Chamber was an active supporter […]

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