U.S. House Sends Payroll Tax Cut and UI Benefits Bill Back To Conference

December 20, 2011 – The United States House of Representatives just voted to send the so-called “tax extenders” bill (extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits) back to a conference committee for further consideration.  This action will allow further consideration of the package, but could also endanger passage.  Several Democrat Representatives expressed unwillingness to delay… Read More U.S. House Sends Payroll Tax Cut and UI Benefits Bill Back To Conference

President Announces Manufacturing Office, But Agencies Continue Regulatory Assault on Manufacturing & Businesses

Yesterday, President Obama announced he had established the “White House Office of Manufacturing Policy” to “coordinate the execution of manufacturing programs and the development of manufacturing policy.” While the mission of the newly established office is certainly welcome, it is important to note that many of the problems facing manufacturers have actually been caused by… Read More President Announces Manufacturing Office, But Agencies Continue Regulatory Assault on Manufacturing & Businesses

Associated Industries of Missouri Achieves Second Injury Fund Compromise

Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM), working with all other business groups around the state, has announced consensus on legislation to address Missouri’s failing Second Injury Fund and the liability it presents for Missouri employers. Last year, AIM worked with its partner business organizations to defeat legislation that would have increased Missouri employers’ workers’ compensation costs by as… Read More Associated Industries of Missouri Achieves Second Injury Fund Compromise