Chamber & Capitol News

Stay up-to-date on the latest news from the Missouri Chamber and the capitol.

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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