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Missouri Chamber names Speaker Todd Richardson 2018 Man in the Arena

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has named Speaker Todd Richardson the recipient of its 2018 Legislative Man in the Arena Award. The Missouri Chamber will present the award at its annual Missouri Business Awards on Nov. 15 in Kansas City. This award was created to give special recognition to one lawmaker who has […]

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Fact check: Chamber not in support of minimum wage hike

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A radio advertisement currently airing across the State of Missouri is deceptively linking chambers of commerce to a push to drastically boost the state’s minimum wage. The advertisement attempts to mislead Missouri voters into believing there is widespread support for Proposition B from Missouri business leaders. The commercial cites “the chamber of commerce’s polling.” In […]

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Missouri Chamber PAC releases November 6 endorsements

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The Missouri Chamber Political Action Committee has released its full slate of endorsements ahead of the November 6 election. With many current state lawmakers leaving office this year, the results of this election will be critical to establishing the direction of the Missouri General Assembly moving forward. “We are asking Missourians to look out for […]

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Transforming Missouri’s workforce – highlights from the Workforce2030 Conference

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The Missouri Chamber Foundation launched the Workforce203o Report to identify Missouri’s workforce challenges, opportunities and ways to address them. We brought many of the ideas from that study to more than 250 attendees at the Workforce2030 conference on Oct. 16-17 in St. Louis. We had the great honor of welcoming @GovParsonMO to the #Workforce2030 Conference to share […]

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The time is now — Yes on Prop. D

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During a press conference with Gov. Mike Parson on Oct. 18, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry sent a clear message that to reach our economic potential, our state must invest in transportation by voting “Yes” on Proposition D on November 6. Transportation funding has long been a priority of the Missouri Chamber and […]

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$1.6 billion each year — The cost of failing to enact legal climate reform

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A new study highlights the extreme costs associated with Missouri’s litigation climate and underscores the need for the state’s general assembly to pass meaningful reforms this session. The Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse studied the economic impact of Missouri’s current litigation climate. Among the study’s findings were that Missouri courtrooms, which are nationally recognized for being […]

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Missouri Chamber general counsel Justin Arnold wins Rising Star award

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Missouri Chamber General Counsel Justin Arnold has been selected to receive a Missouri Lawyers Media 2018 In-House Counsel Rising Star award. As General Counsel, Justin Arnold helps advocate for pro-business legislation and specializes in policy dealing with civil justice, health care, human resources, energy, agribusiness and ethics issues. In addition to working with the Missouri […]

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Missouri Chamber PAC endorses Paul Wieland for Senate

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The Missouri Chamber PAC has endorsed Senator Paul Wieland for reelection in Senate District 22. Wieland, a Republican, has made pro-business issues central to his work in the state Capitol. As a small business owner, Wieland understands the pressures and burdens facing businesses every day. Wieland supports finding solutions to our state’s transportation infrastructure funding […]

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Workforce2030 Conference to bring together stakeholders to address employers’ most critical need

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Who: The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry What:  The Workforce2030 Conference will bring together more than 250 industry professionals, educators and policy makers to help Missouri improve workforce development within our businesses and the state. The conference will feature workforce development experts from around the nation. The Workforce2030 Report, released earlier this year, takes a […]

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Vote No on Amendment 1 – Here’s why

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On Nov. 6, Missouri voters will have to decide whether or not to approve Amendment 1, a disingenuous, out-of-state effort to upend Missouri’s political system. Amendment 1 – deceptively nicknamed “Clean Missouri” by its supporters – is funded by millions in dark money. It is an underhanded attempt to tinker with Missouri’s constitution and redraw […]

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