Missouri Business Headlines

Gov. Parson signs prescription drug monitoring program into law

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Gov. Mike Parson has signed a critical piece of legislation creating a statewide prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP). Until now, Missouri had been the only state in the nation without a statewide PDMP, which allows medical professionals to view what prescriptions their patients have been taking before they prescribe. Having access to this information empowers […]

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“Best class ever:” Celebrating 30 years of Leadership Missouri

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The Missouri Chamber is celebrating three decades of its exclusive professional development program. Founded in 1990, Leadership Missouri identifies current and emerging leaders to enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the state. A new class kicks off June 16 in Saint Louis. Over the following seven months, they will travel to Kansas […]

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DHSS wants to help bring the COVID-19 vaccine to your workplace

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The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), along with local public health agencies (LPHA), are working to bring COVID-19 vaccination events to businesses and organizations across Missouri. Simply complete this form to provide the information they need to connect you to your Regional Implementation Team (RIT), LPHA or other source of local assistance. […]

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Defending transportation funding: Missouri Chamber advises on ballot language, considers legal challenge

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In response to an attempt to overturn vitally-needed transportation funding, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is fighting to protect this passed legislation. Opponents have filed paperwork to overturn Senate Bill 262 at the ballot box. The bill was passed by the Missouri General Assembly and would boost the state’s economy by investing in […]

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Missouri Chamber urges Gov. Parson to sign business community’s priority bills

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has written to Gov. Mike Parson, formally requesting his signature on bills that will bolster the business community, improve workforce development and fuel the state’s economic recovery. According to Missouri law, the governor has 45 days to act on bills sent to his desk when the legislature has […]

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Missouri Chamber is ready to defend transportation investment bill

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Missouri’s economic recovery is set to receive a major boost as legislation championed by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry will trigger the investment of billions into our transportation infrastructure in coming years. Given the importance of our transportation system to our economic future, the Missouri Chamber is already working to defend this critically-needed […]

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Road to Recovery: Legislative success brings reason for economic optimism

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The Missouri General Assembly has passed vital, forward-looking legislation that will modernize our infrastructure, safeguard reopening businesses and prepare Missourians for the post-pandemic economy — proposals championed by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Missouri Chamber succeeded in advancing legislation that will: Repair and modernize our transportation infrastructure Stop opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits Provide […]

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Transportation investment bill passes in historic vote

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In a historic win for Missouri’s transportation system and economic growth, lawmakers have passed a much-needed fuel tax increase for the first time since 1996. The following is a statement from Daniel P. Mehan, President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry: “This is a monumental achievement that will help ignite our […]

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Missouri Chamber supports governor’s action to address state’s growing workforce shortage

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Missouri employers are increasingly sounding the alarm about a workforce shortage that threatens our economic recovery as the COVID-19 pandemic begins to wane. As recently as March, more than 115,000 jobs were open across Missouri, while nearly 130,000 Missourians remained unemployed. Today, Gov. Mike Parson announced his decision to suspend the weekly $300 in federally-funded […]

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