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Senate Bill 68: It’s time for a vote

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The following is a statement from Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Enough is enough. It’s time for a vote. The Missouri Legislature must get past the obstruction in the Senate and pass Senate Bill 68. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry strongly supports Senate Bill […]

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Final week — We are fighting for these 12 issues

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Start the countdown — the 2019 Legislative Session ends at 6 p.m. this Friday. Lawmakers are hastening to finalize bills, and the Missouri Chamber is focused on advocating for 12 important legislative issues that are poised to cross the finish line and land on the governor’s desk. As we continue to work in the state […]

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Missouri budget boosts computer science education

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With Missouri anticipating strong tech industry growth in coming years, state lawmakers have passed new funding to boost computer science education. The approved state budget for 2020 includes a new appropriation of $450,000 to train Missouri educators to teach computer science courses. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry advocated for the funding, noting that […]

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Creating a consistent regulatory framework for Missouri agriculture

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One of Missouri’s greatest strengths is its robust agriculture economy. But a patchwork of highly restrictive and arbitrary county ordinances is stifling the growth of the industry and, in some instances, has all but halted future expansion. The goal of Senate Bill 391, sponsored by Sen. Mike Bernskoetter (R-Jefferson City), is to create a consistent […]

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Stopping costly litigation delay tactics

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Complex litigation can drag on for years in Missouri due to the state’s lax discovery rules. Senate Bill 224 would help speed up the process by placing reasonable limits on discovery procedures that, when not used properly, can cause cases to undergo excessive delays. Bill sponsor Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, a Republican from Parkville, said that […]

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Fixing Clean Missouri

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Missouri lawmakers are making progress toward passing legislation that would give voters an opportunity to revise the problematic redistricting portions of Amendment 1, which passed last November. Amendment 1, dubbed “Clean Missouri” by supporters, was funded by millions of dollars in dark money. It included misleading provisions that would radically revise the way Missouri is […]

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Gov. Parson unveils plan to attract GM investment

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With limited time remaining before the end of the 2019 Missouri Legislative Session, Gov. Mike Parson and supportive lawmakers are pushing a plan to attract a potential General Motors investment to Wentzville. Gov. Parson’s four-part plan includes provisions that would help businesses of all sizes while also making Missouri more competitive for the General Motors […]

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Missouri Chamber STEM Signing Day honors high school seniors pursuing STEM careers

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At the Missouri Chamber’s STEM Signing Day — in partnership with The Boeing Company and the Missouri Department of Higher Education — outstanding students from across the state were recognized for committing to pursue STEM careers. Inspired by signing days for athletes, the first-ever May 8 event honored ten Missouri high school seniors as they […]

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Bridge bonding? House Budget Committee considers

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In April, the Missouri Senate approved a measure to provide a funding boost to transportation infrastructure repairs in Missouri. Now the legislation, Senate Concurrent Resolution 14 sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz (R-Sullivan), has been passed on to the House. The plan, initiated by Gov. Mike Parson, would allow the state to borrow […]

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Opening doors for educators to learn about in-demand careers

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The Missouri Chamber Foundation’s Workforce203o Report revealed that educators usually have little exposure to career opportunities outside of those requiring a four-year degree. This can leave significant awareness gaps for students in areas like advanced manufacturing and technical jobs. Rep. Brenda Shields wants to help give Missouri teachers that valuable experience to share in their […]

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