Special Session Compromises Continue in Legislative Chambers and Halls

This week, legislators moved towards passing a set of bills aimed at job creation and retention in the Show Me State. While legislators all understand the importance of creating jobs and keeping them in Missouri, how that is done is the question.Two economic development bills were filed in the Senate and both have passed, but with… Read More Special Session Compromises Continue in Legislative Chambers and Halls

Senate Passes Scaled-Back Economic Development Bill

September 14, 2011: The Missouri Senate today passed a version of Senate Bill 8, the economic development and tax credit reform legislation.  The bill includes: Dramatically scaled-back China Hub legislation that provides air export tax credits for freight forwarders in the amount of $60 million.  The $300 million that was to have been targeted for new… Read More Senate Passes Scaled-Back Economic Development Bill

Manufacturing Exemption Protected by Associated Industries of Missouri

Senators last week gave first round approval to Senate Bill 8, the omnibus economic development legislation.  After hard work by AIM staff and our members, the version taken up by the Senate did NOT include the erroneous language that would have dramatically reduced the benefit of the manufacturing inputs exemption passed in 2007.  We thank our Senate… Read More Manufacturing Exemption Protected by Associated Industries of Missouri

Second Injury Fund – A Responsible Solution

During the 2011 legislative session, a coalition of 10 business groups, including Associated Industries of Missouri, successfully defeated a proposal supported by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys that would have dramatically increased the amount employers pay into the Second Injury Fund.  The Second Injury Fund is funded with… Read More Second Injury Fund – A Responsible Solution