Missouri Business Headlines

Momentum builds for Missouri tax reform

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Two tax reform Senate bills were discussed in committee on Jan. 16 which are designed to reduce the tax burden on businesses and individuals in Missouri to grow the state’s economy and competitiveness. Senate Bill 611 is sponsored by Sen. Andrew Koenig, a Republican from Manchester. Main provisions of SB 611 include: Reducing the corporate […]

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Paycheck protection discussion begins in House committee

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A Missouri House committee has begun work on a bill to ensure that public employees have an easy way to opt out of union membership and stop any paycheck deductions that might fund the union’s political advocacy work. Rep. Jered Taylor, a Republican from Nixa, sponsored House Bill 1413, which was heard in the House […]

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2018 DC Fly-In: Make a difference in Washington

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Be part of the annual group of Missouri delegates with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Advocacy Mission to Washington DC on March 19-21, 2018. The Missouri delegation will meet with members of Missouri’s congressional delegation and discuss, in person, federal issues that impact Missouri’s business community. Learn more Register now

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Bridging the gap between business and education

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Business professionals who want to share their knowledge in Missouri classrooms today face a lengthy, costly teacher certification process. However, legislation sponsored by Rep. Kathy Swan, a Republican from Cape Girardeau, would make it much easier for business leaders to teach special workforce courses being offered in several communities across Missouri. The change would help […]

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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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