Missouri Business Headlines

Rep. Fitzpatrick offers a fix for Missouri’s unemployment borrowing problem

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During past recessions, Missouri took on huge amounts of debt from the federal government to pay out unemployment benefits. This cost employers millions of dollars in interest in addition to what they normally pay into the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund. House Bill 1409 is designed to solve that problem by tying Missouri’s unemployment benefits to […]

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Missouri Chamber spins off GovWatch legislative tracking service

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has spun off GovWatch, a Jefferson City-based legislative tracking service, to be operated as an independent entity. Since 1994, the Missouri Chamber has owned and operated GovWatch, growing the service to become the leading source of fast, accurate information about the Missouri General Assembly. The web-based system offers […]

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Transportation Task Force report builds momentum for action

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After months of work, the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force has delivered its final report highlighting numerous positive steps the state could take to invest in this vital asset. The report recommends new funding to improve the state’s transportation system, including creating $400-$500 million in new annual revenue via a 10 cent per […]

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“More relevant than ever.” Missouri Chamber marks 95th anniversary

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is celebrating its 95th anniversary in 2018. Founded in 1923, the work of the Missouri Chamber has evolved over the decades. However, the organization has always been defined by strong leadership, innovative ideas and an energetic pursuit of positive action to improve our state. “The fact that the […]

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Support grows for computer science legislation

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As the nation marks national Computer Science Education Week, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is advocating for new legislation to bolster computer science education in the state. Today, computer science is a mainstream business skill. The Missouri Chamber’s recently-released 2018 Legislative Agenda calls for the Missouri General Assembly to ensure all students have […]

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Manufacturing Day is growing in Missouri

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The results are in: Missouri’s Manufacturing Day events this year set a new attendance record. This comes as industry and education leaders across the state embrace the program as an avenue to showcase manufacturing careers. This year, Manufacturing Day was officially held on October 6. However, several Missouri communities chose other days for their events. At […]

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ATRA report: Legal climate improves but work remains

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St. Louis remains a “Judicial Hellhole” this year, according to a new report from the American Tort Reform Association. But thanks to a number of important reforms championed by Gov. Eric Greitens and legislative leaders, the city’s courts are no longer ranked the worst in the nation. The new report ranks St. Louis as the […]

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2018 Legislative Session: Building on progress

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Ahead of the 2018 Legislative Session, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has released a set of pro-business priorities to help guide lawmakers as they seek to build on the historic progress made last year. In 2017, the Missouri General Assembly and Gov. Eric Greitens passed right-to-work into law, enacted legal climate reforms and […]

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REAL ID extension granted: Missouri licenses will work at airports for another year

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Missouri residents will be able to board airplanes and access federal facilities with their current state-issued driver’s licenses or identification cards at least through October 10, 2018. The Department of Homeland Security granted the state another extension as the Department of Revenue (DOR) has submitted its plan for compliance with the federal law. The federal […]

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