Representative Jerry Nolte Attempts To Move Broad-Based Business Tax Relief Act

February 29 – Representative Jerry Nolte today attempted to add the Broad-Based Business Tax Relief Act to a bill that provides amnesty for taxpayers and enhances collection efforts of the Missouri Department of Revenue.  The Act, based on an idea from Associated Industries of Missouri, would cut the taxes of EVERY Missouri business in half over… Read More Representative Jerry Nolte Attempts To Move Broad-Based Business Tax Relief Act

Senate Worker’s Compensation Reform Bill Clears House Committee

February 27 – The House Workforce Development and Workplace Safety Committee, chaired by Rep. Barney Fisher, held a hearing and approved the Senate’s version of our worker’s compensation bill today by a vote of 8-4. The bill, SB 572, sponsored by Senate Majority Floor Leader Tom Dempsey, was supported by every major employer group and… Read More Senate Worker’s Compensation Reform Bill Clears House Committee

Associated Industries of Missouri Asks Senate To Cut Business Income Taxes in Half

February 23 – Yesterday, the Senate Jobs, Economic Development & Local Government Committee heard testimony on a bill that takes a step toward AIM’s goal to cut business income taxes in half over five years. The bill, SB 661, sponsored by Committee Chairman Senator Eric Schmitt, would phase in a 25% cut in the income taxes paid… Read More Associated Industries of Missouri Asks Senate To Cut Business Income Taxes in Half

Rep. John Cauthorn Files “No Stricter-No Sooner” AIM Priority Bill

Rep. John Cauthorn has filed HB 1752, Associated Industries of Missouri’s priority legislation that makes sure Missouri’s Hazardous Waste Commission does not file any rule, regulation, standard or guideline that is stricter than necessary to meet federal requirements. “This legislation ensures Missouri companies are not disadvantaged by regulations that go beyond requirements of federal law,” said Ray McCarty,… Read More Rep. John Cauthorn Files “No Stricter-No Sooner” AIM Priority Bill

Senate Transportation Committee Holds Hearing on Making I-70 Toll Road

February 22, 2012 – It is no surprise to Missouri’s transportation community that transportation funding in Missouri is cause for concern. Throughout the past six years, former MoDOT Director Pete Rahn, then-Chief Engineer/Current MoDOT Director Kevin Keith, Senator Bill Stouffer and others traveled the state with the Missouri Transportation Development Council (MTD) to educate Missourians on the… Read More Senate Transportation Committee Holds Hearing on Making I-70 Toll Road

Work Comp Bill Receives First Round Approval in Senate

February 15 – The Missouri Senate today gave first round approval to SB 572, Associated Industries of Missouri priority legislation that clarifies occupational diseases are covered under worker’s compensation and prevents employees from suing each other in worker’s comp injury cases.  Amendments were added to provide an employee that engages in an “affirmative negligent act”… Read More Work Comp Bill Receives First Round Approval in Senate

Worker’s Compensation and Second Injury Fund

February 13 – The House Workforce Development Committee heard some testimony on HB 1403, sponsored by Rep. Dave Schatz, then continued the hearing to another day.  The bill would rectify the worker’s compensation system by making sure occupational diseases are covered under the worker’s compensation law and preventing employees from suing each other in work… Read More Worker’s Compensation and Second Injury Fund