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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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Statement: Missouri Legislature passes prescription drug monitoring program

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The Missouri General Assembly has passed a bill to create a statewide drug monitoring program. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has long advocated for this legislation as a way to help curb the prescription drug abuse that impacts many Missourians. “This is a big step forward for Missouri and finally puts this longstanding […]

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Legislature finalizes state budget; several key business priorities funded

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Missouri lawmakers have passed a $35.3 billion budget that invests in many key areas important to the business community. The legislation is now on the governor’s desk. Below is an overview of budget allocations that will impact Missouri’s business climate. Many of these allocations fund — or even boost funding for — items championed by […]

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Transportation investment bill one step closer to passage

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The Missouri House Rules Committee has given approval to Senate Bill 262, sending the transportation investment legislation to the floor for a final vote. The bill would provide approximately $500 million annually in additional funding for MODOT to put toward roads and bridges by gradually increasing the gas tax by 2.5 cents each year over […]

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Missouri STEM Celebration Week culminates with STEM Signing Day, Missouri Chamber awards scholarships to 13 students

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On May 7, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognized 13 outstanding Missouri students for committing to further their education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The third annual Missouri STEM Signing Day award ceremony was a virtual event livestreamed on Facebook to cap off a full week of showcasing STEM from around […]

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Seven issues to watch

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We are now in the final days of the 2021 Missouri Legislative Session. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is continuing to advocate for several critical bills to improve Missouri’s business climate and jumpstart our economic recovery. While hundreds of bills are still technically in play, we’ve chosen to highlight the top seven proposals […]

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