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Brad Green joins Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry staff as Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes Brad Green as the organization’s new Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs. Brad Green joins the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s legislative affairs department, joining efforts to protect and advance Missouri business by advocating for pro-business legislation and policy in the State Capitol. He works directly with the state’s elected […]

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Brendan Cossette named Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Operating Officer

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Brendan Cossette has been named the chief operating officer of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the state’s largest business association representing more than 50,000 Missouri employers. In his new role, Cossette will provide strategic leadership and day-to-day operational direction to senior management and staff across the Missouri Chamber organization. In addition to directing […]

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Sen. Doug Libla pushes a plan to boost MoDOT funding

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A bill to provide a fix to the state’s impending transportation funding shortfall was heard today in the Senate Transportation Committee. Senate Bill 623 proposes an increase to the state’s fuel tax to ensure Missouri has adequate funding to maintain the state’s infrastructure. Senate Bill 623, sponsored by Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, would increase […]

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Companies ask budget makers to focus on technical job training

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Speaking for the business community in his region, Charlie Glueck was clear about the educational needs in southeast Missouri. “We need good young people with technical skills,” said Glueck, the president of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce. Glueck said his Jackson Tire Center is always looking for young employees who have experience working in […]

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Missouri Chamber testifies in support of bill to require people who testify as expert witnesses to actually be experts

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A Senate committee has begun discussing a common-sense bill that requires people who testify in court as expert witnesses – and who have the ability to significantly influence the outcome of cases – to meet basic standards. Brian Bunten, general counsel for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, testified in support of the bill. […]

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Auditor will investigate Missouri’s languishing small business advocacy board

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JEFFERSON CITY — A new state audit will investigate Missouri’s Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board, which describes itself as operating at a “sub-par level.” With many Missouri companies continuing to struggle under unfair regulations, it’s time for the state to finally stand up for small business and re-energize this critical board. In announcing the audit, […]

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Missouri moves up to fourth on the list of “judicial hellholes”

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JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s unfair legal climate has earned our state a fourth place ranking in the American Tort Reform Association’s annual “Judicial Hellholes” report, released today. “The ‘Show Me Your Lawsuits State’ has a reputation for a judicial nominating process hijacked by the plaintiff’s bar, a state high court that issues outlier decisions and […]

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75 chambers, 50,000 employers — One new, powerful voice in the Missouri Capitol

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JEFFERSON CITY — With 2015 coming to a close, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is celebrating its largest ever year of expansion. By year’s end, the Missouri Chamber’s pro-business coalition will have grown to include more than 75 local chambers and 50,000 Missouri employers in communities across the state. For the first time […]

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