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

February 16, 2024

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

February 16, 2024

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

February 09, 2024

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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Missouri Chamber, members support engineering degree tax credits

February 09, 2024

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

February 09, 2024

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

February 09, 2024

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    

February 09, 2024

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

February 09, 2024

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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Missouri Chamber applauds House passage of child care tax credits

February 08, 2024

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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Missouri Chamber opposes e-verify mandate on all businesses

February 02, 2024

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 supports crime reduction initiatives

February 02, 2024

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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Missouri Chamber supports Gov. Parson’s top priorities

January 26, 2024

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson delivered his final State of the State address this week, with many of his top priorities aligning with the goals of the business community as outlined […]

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Expungement bill to help reduce recidivism under consideration 

January 26, 2024

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is supporting lawmakers’ efforts to reduce recidivism and make it easier to have a criminal record expunged. The Senate Judiciary and Civil and […]

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Tax credits vital to redevelopment projects

January 26, 2024

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry testified in favor of two tax credits that can be economic drivers for downtown and historic preservation projects. Both bills were introduced this […]

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Sports wagering bill garners widespread support again

January 26, 2024

Several legislators have resumed their efforts to have Missouri join nearly 40 other states in legalizing sports betting in 2024, with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry among a […]

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Missouri Chamber backs crime prevention legislation

January 19, 2024

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry strongly endorses comprehensive legislation to address public safety in the state. House Bill 1659 is sponsored by Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin), chair of […]

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Child care legislative package moves forward

January 19, 2024

An innovative legislative package that would increase the capacity of child care providers and help businesses offer child care benefits to support the retention and recruitment of employees is quickly […]

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Missouri Chamber supports workplace safety measures

January 19, 2024

The House Insurance Committee considered two bills that would ensure critical workplace safety is not compromised by Missouri’s legalization of recreational marijuana. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports […]

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FRA Must Not Fall Victim to Politics, Passes Committee

January 19, 2024

Legislation important to the state budget was subject to a political debate this week in the Senate Appropriations Committee. The federal reimbursement allowance (FRA) program includes taxes on certain medical […]

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Senate committee hears expansion of MOBUCK$ program

January 19, 2024

Legislation that would offer financial support to Missouri small businesses and farmers received a warm welcome in the Senate this week. Senate Insurance and Banking Committee chair Sen. Sandy Crawford […]

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Missouri Chamber testifies in favor of preventing celebratory gunfire

January 19, 2024

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is supporting a bill to impose tougher penalties for people who fire celebratory gunshots.  Similar legislation was vetoed as part of a larger […]

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Megaprojects bill receives initial hearing

January 19, 2024

Major manufacturing projects are coming back to the United States – and Missouri is looking to be in on the action. Legislation (HB 1480) introduced in the House Economic Development […]

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Regulatory Sandbox Act would provide business innovation boost

January 12, 2024

Removing barriers of entry for entrepreneurs and small businesses through the Regulatory Sandbox Act is once again under consideration by the Missouri General Assembly. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and […]

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Missouri Chamber supports expansion of MOBUCK$ program

January 12, 2024

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is supporting a much-needed boost for small businesses by urging lawmakers to authorize additional funding for the popular MOBUCK$ program. The House Financial […]

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