Vice President Pence visits Missouri to show support for small businesses

Vice President Mike Pence visited Missouri Wednesday to tour an equipment and engine dealer and talk about job growth. The visit was a chance for the Trump Administration to show its support for small businesses around the country. Pence and Governor Eric Greitens met at the 100-year-old, family-owned Fabick Cat headquarters in Fenton, Missouri. Fabick Cat… Read More Vice President Pence visits Missouri to show support for small businesses

Senate approves work comp bill, including retaliation reform

February 22, 2017 – Following lengthy debate on the Senate floor, the Missouri Senate has given first round approval of SB 113 (Schatz) regarding workers’ compensation. The bill would reinstate the “motivating factor” standard for proving a work comp discrimination claim. The courts have recently lowered this standard to the same standard used for other… Read More Senate approves work comp bill, including retaliation reform

Timmons calls on Trump Administration, new Congress to take steps to stimulate manufacturing across America

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)  kicked off the 2017 State of Manufacturing Tour Wednesday at Emerson Innovation Center in Austin, Texas —a hotbed of modern manufacturing. The event is the first in a series of stops in six states throughout the next week, including a visit with President Donald Trump at the White House,… Read More Timmons calls on Trump Administration, new Congress to take steps to stimulate manufacturing across America

NAM: Economic Report

Manufacturing production expanded for the fourth consecutive month. Output in the sector was up 0.2 percent in January, extending the 0.2 percent gain seen in December. The recent improvements suggest that manufacturers are beginning to recover from notable weaknesses over the past two years, with a strong dollar and global headwinds dampening overall activity. In… Read More NAM: Economic Report

SSM Health names Laura Kaiser as next President and CEO

Following a nationwide search, the SSM Health Board of Directors selected Laura Kaiser as the health system’s new President/Chief Executive Officer. Kaiser will begin with SSM Health on May 1st and replace William P. Thompson, who will retire at the end of April after 37 years of service with the organization. Kaiser is an accomplished… Read More SSM Health names Laura Kaiser as next President and CEO

President Trump speaks business issues on first solo press conference

President Donald Trump held his first solo press conference today, February 16. He spoke on some of the changes happening since he took office. One important topic was his current action to undo unnecessary regulations. “We’ve directed the elimination of regulations that undermine manufacturing and called for expedited approval of the permits needed for America and… Read More President Trump speaks business issues on first solo press conference

Project labor agreement bills and “physician employee” bill receive initial approval

SB 182, which modifies provisions of law relating to project labor agreements and is sponsored by Senator Bob Onder, has received approval and will move on to the House. HB 126, sponsored by Representative Rob Vescovo, is substantially similar to this bill. HB 126 was passed by the House and now moves on to the Senate.… Read More Project labor agreement bills and “physician employee” bill receive initial approval