Missouri Business Headlines

Leveling the playing field to help Missouri’s brick-and-mortar businesses survive a global pandemic

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Missouri retail businesses face a big disadvantage against many internet sellers that are not required to collect sales tax on goods sold in our state. The Missouri Chamber is advocating for legislation that will put brick-and-mortar businesses back onto an even playing field with online sellers. Lawmakers must pass legislation requiring internet retailers doing business […]

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Establishing Targeted Industrial Manufacturing Enhancement Zones

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Sen. Lincoln Hough is on a mission to create TIME Zones in Missouri. Don’t be misled by the acronym; his bill has nothing to do with how people set their watches. Rather, TIME stands for Targeted Industrial Manufacturing Enhancement. These economic development zones would be similar to Missouri’s existing AIM (Advanced Industrial Manufacturing) zones, which […]

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Bill under consideration by Senate committee could revolutionize delivery

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Having packages delivered could become faster and more convenient than ever for Missourians, thanks to a bill under consideration by the Senate transportation committee. Sen. Lincoln Hough is a Republican from Springfield sponsoring Senate Bill 176, which would allow and provide guidelines for the use of personal delivery devices, or PDDs. “In statute oftentimes, when […]

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Senate Committee on Small Business discusses proposals affecting employers

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A Senate committee met on Feb. 9 to hear two bills that would impact Missouri employers. Here are the highlights. Small franchisee protection Established business relationships between franchisees and franchisors have been at risk of being negatively impacted by changes to the joint employer standard at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The key to […]

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House committee advances changes to Second Injury Fund rules

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The workers’ compensation system in Missouri was established to pay for medical care and other benefits for workers who have been injured on the job. This week, a House committee voted to pass a bill that would extend the supplemental surcharge paid by employers into the Second Injury Fund (SIF) from 2021 to 2026 and keep […]

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Transportation funding needed: Missouri Senate begins talks on a solution

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As the state with the seventh largest transportation system — yet funding that ranks 45th in the nation — Missouri’s infrastructure is in dire need of investment. Missouri lawmakers are poised to consider a solution to this problem as an innovative funding proposal is now primed to be considered in the Missouri Senate. The Senate […]

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Committee considers bill to upgrade Missouri’s aging water infrastructure

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It’s a well known fact in Missouri’s business community that the future prosperity of our state is tied to our ability to support the maintenance and expansion of vital infrastructure. A bill discussed in committee this week would help our state’s aging water and sewer systems to be upgraded and repaired in a proactive manner, […]

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Olivia Louderman joins Missouri Chamber

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The Missouri Chamber team is excited to welcome Olivia Louderman as Director of Conferences and Webinars. Louderman brings a strong background in event management and communication to the Missouri Chamber. She will oversee production for a variety of virtual (and once appropriate, in-person) events that benefit the Missouri Chamber’s membership as well as partnering with […]

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Senate votes to stop opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits

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The Missouri Senate has perfected critically-needed legislation to protect Missouri employers from a growing wave of COVID-19 exposure lawsuits. Since March, more than 1,000 COVID-19 lawsuits have been filed against employers across the nation. In response, many states — including all but one of Missouri’s neighboring states — have enacted some form of protection against […]

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Senate begins transportation funding discussion

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As the state with the seventh largest transportation system — yet funding that ranks 45th in the nation — Missouri’s infrastructure is in dire need of investment. A Senate Committee began considering a solution to this problem during a hearing on February 2. The Senate Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety heard testimony on […]

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