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Officials break ground on historic I-70 expansion

June 13, 2024

State leaders broke ground on a transformative project that will expand I-70 to three lanes and further position Missouri as a national – and global – logistics leader. On June […]

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Missouri Chamber urges Gov. Parson to sign pro-business bills

June 06, 2024

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has written to Gov. Mike Parson to formally request his signature on several pro-business bills that the Missouri General Assembly sent to his desk […]

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New partnership will provide thousands of Missourians with access to a Health Payment Account

May 31, 2024

Starting on June 1, Missourians who participate in the Chamber Benefit Plan will be able to utilize a new benefit called a Health Payment Account (HPA). Created by Paytient— a […]

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Apply for intern and apprentice tax credits

May 24, 2024

A preliminary application process will open on July 1 for a new tax credit program aimed at incentivizing businesses to grow the number of interns or apprentices they employ. The […]

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Legislative dysfunction is bad for business

May 17, 2024

Political chaos stalls key business priorities during Missouri’s 2024 legislative session, harming employers and families. Legislation to address Missouri’s child care crisis and improve our state’s legal climate failed to […]

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Workforce training, I-44 expansion among business priorities included in state budget

May 10, 2024

The Missouri General Assembly has passed a spending plan which includes funding for many key business priorities backed by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, including money to expand […]

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Missouri Chamber applauds Senate on renewal of FRA program

May 10, 2024

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry commends members of the Senate for passing SB 748, legislation that plays an essential role in Missouri’s economic health by keeping the state’s […]

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Missouri Chamber supports legislation to reform class action lawsuit process

May 09, 2024

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is backing a tort reform bill that would simplify the rules surrounding class action lawsuits. SB 1509, sponsored by Sen. Curtis Trent (R-Springfield), […]

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Leadership Missouri announces 2024 class

May 08, 2024

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has selected 26 leaders from across the state to participate in the Leadership Missouri program. Founded in 1990, Leadership Missouri identifies current and […]

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Top 4: Our priorities with two weeks left

May 03, 2024

With just two weeks remaining in Missouri’s 2024 legislative session, several critical business priorities hang in the balance. Election year dynamics and a small group of obstructionists in the Senate […]

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Senate gives initial approval to essential health care funding bill

May 03, 2024

Despite extended dysfunction and political gamesmanship, the Missouri Senate gave initial approval to legislation that plays an essential role in keeping the state’s hospitals open. Around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, […]

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Bill to extend teacher externship program awaits Senate debate

May 03, 2024

Legislation to allow Missouri teachers to continue to participate in hands-on learning and take that knowledge back to their students was sent this week to the full Senate for consideration. […]

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Missouri Chamber supports second-chance hiring legislation

May 03, 2024

A Missouri Senate committee is considering legislation to protect employers who hire individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system. This week, the Senate Judiciary and Civil and […]

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Senate committee weighs in on state budget

April 26, 2024

This week the Senate Appropriations Committee put together a roughly $50 billion spending plan for the state. The proposed budget includes funding for several key business priorities backed by the […]

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Missouri Chamber supports utility bill to spur business expansion

April 19, 2024

A wide-ranging piece of utility legislation passed by the Missouri House in March is now headed to the full Senate for debate. HB 1746 is sponsored by Rep. Michael O’Donnell […]

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Missouri Chamber opposes anti-business amendment to veterans bill

April 19, 2024

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is opposing legislation that would bar the sale of farmland to U.S. trade partners. This week, the House Veterans Committee heard SB 912. […]

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Bill to modify Missouri’s statute of limitations supported by Missouri Chamber

April 19, 2024

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a longtime supporter of legislation that would reform the state’s civil justice system. Legislation that would reduce the statute of limitations for […]

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Missouri Chamber fights proposed federal regulation for the railroad industry

April 19, 2024

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is part of a coalition dedicated to defeating a proposed federal regulation that could significantly disrupt rail operations across the country. The Missouri […]

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Legislators look to improve Missouri Works economic development program

April 12, 2024

Lawmakers are considering a bill to improve Missouri’s top incentive tool for business expansion and retention. HB 2479 is sponsored by Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal). The legislation makes changes to […]

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Missouri Chamber supports legislation to prevent local government overreach

April 12, 2024

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is backing legislation to prevent government overreach into business practices at the local level. HB 2866, sponsored by Rep. Sherri Gallick (R-Belton), was […]

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Senate committee hears crime prevention legislation supported by Missouri Chamber

April 12, 2024

A comprehensive public safety bill passed by the Missouri House in February is now making its way through the Senate. HB 1659 is sponsored by Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin). The Missouri Chamber of […]

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House budget prioritizes infrastructure investment

April 05, 2024

The Missouri House has passed a spending plan which includes funding for several key business priorities backed by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, including money to improve Interstate […]

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Regulatory Sandbox Act moving through Senate after House passage

April 05, 2024

A bill that would nurture new business ideas is one step closer to passage. The House passed HB 1960, known as the Regulatory Sandbox Act, earlier this year, and it […]

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Missouri Chamber supports legislation to reduce recidivism

March 28, 2024

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is supporting lawmakers’ efforts to reduce recidivism by making it easier to have a criminal record expunged. Senate and House committees heard a […]

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