January 27 – The Missouri Senate adopted one amendment to the Employment Law Reform bill and rejected several others in debate Wednesday evening. You will recall from previous blog articles that this bill would change the standard to prove discrimination from the current “contributing factor” to a “motivating factor” standard, meaning the employer took the action… Read More Senators Amend Employment Law Reform Bill
January 26 – Nathan Dampf Two nights ago, President Obama gave his fourth and final State of the Union Speech before he will be “re-judged” by voters. The president focused a great deal on the economy (jobs, the banking industry, housing markets, and energy). Several times, throughout the address, President Obama discussed the country’s tax… Read More State of the Union Speech is Just That – A Speech
January 25 – The Senate took up our employment law reform bill, SB 592, again today. At this moment, Democrats, including Sen. Chappelle-Nadal, is filibustering the bill. You can listen to the debate yourself by visiting the Senate website at senate.mo.gov. We will report when there is an update on the status.
January 23 – HB 1219, our employment law reform bill in the House sponsored by Rep. Kevin Elmer, was approved by the House Committee on Workforce Development today by a vote of 8-5. The Committee is chaired by Rep. Barney Fisher. The bill aligns Missouri’s Human Rights Act standards for discrimination lawsuits with the federal… Read More Employment Law Reform Bill Advances in House
January 20 – This morning, State Representative Jerry Nolte (R-Gladstone) announced a bill to bring broad-based tax relief to every Missouri business. Nolte, the Chairman of the International Trade and Job Creation Committee, announced his intent to file the Broad-Based Tax Relief Act of 2012 in order to cut income taxes on all Missouri business… Read More AIM and Rep. Jerry Nolte Announce Broad-Based Tax Relief for EVERY Missouri Business!
January 19 – The Missouri House today approved HJR 43, a constitutional amendment sponsored by Rep. Eric Burlison that would require the state to set aside money in good revenue years to use in bad revenue years. What a novel concept, huh? Believe me, this is not a concept easily adopted by state government leaders, as… Read More State Budget Control Bill Passes House
January 18, 2012 – Governor Jay Nixon gave his State of the State address last evening, outlining an economic plan called Missouri Works and other legislative priorities. Click here for the text of his speech. The Governor also visited Associated Industries of Missouri Board Member Jost Chemical Company to discuss the Missouri Works plan. Associated Industries… Read More Governor’s Address, Employment Law Reform Hearing, State Budget Control Bill on House Floor