Missouri ranks 16th in tax climate for business

According to a study released Tuesday, Missouri’s tax code ranks 16th among the 50 states, unchanged from the previous year. The Tax Foundation’s annual State Business Tax Climate Index ranks states based on their tax structure. It compares all 50 states on more than 100 variables in five tax categories — corporate, sales, unemployment insurance and property… Read More Missouri ranks 16th in tax climate for business

Cost Recovery a Necessary Component of Tax Reform

Commentary by Mark Rhoads, Missouri Energy Forum Americans can agree that creating jobs, energy production and spurring capital investment are an integral part of a thriving economy. The tax reforms that are under consideration by President Trump and Congress can be instrumental in maintaining economic growth. The oil and natural gas industry is a major… Read More Cost Recovery a Necessary Component of Tax Reform

Ray McCarty testifies on behalf of the National Association of Manufacturers, AIM and MTD at a Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing

On Wednesday, October 11, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Missouri and executive director of the Missouri Transportation and Development Council Ray McCarty testified on behalf of the National Association of Manufacturers at a Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing titled “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Highways and Transit Stakeholders’ Perspectives.” Other participants… Read More Ray McCarty testifies on behalf of the National Association of Manufacturers, AIM and MTD at a Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing

NAM’s Timmons featured in National Journal

On Wednesday, the National Journal published an interview with NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, in which he spoke about how the Trump Administration has been supporting manufacturers. Of the “specific wins” for NAM members during Trump’s presidency, Timmons says “if you look at how the administration is shaping up in terms of new regulations, they’re actually… Read More NAM’s Timmons featured in National Journal

EPA to withdraw power plant rules

Yesterday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), proposing to repeal the so-called “Clean Power Plan (CPP).”  After reviewing the CPP, EPA has proposed to determine that the Obama-era regulation exceeds the Agency’s statutory authority. Repealing the CPP will also facilitate the development of U.S. energy resources… Read More EPA to withdraw power plant rules