AIM keeps tax cut discussion alive in Senate hearing this morning

Ray McCarty, president of Associated Industries of Missouri, testified today before the Senate Ways and Means Committee as the committee reviewed different ways to reform Missouri’s tax policy. The committee’s chairman, Senator Will Kraus (R-Lee’s Summit), opened testimony to the public to help the committee review tax structure in general rather than reviewing specific bills.… Read More AIM keeps tax cut discussion alive in Senate hearing this morning

AIM meets with state leaders to discuss Second Injury Fund solution

AIM President Ray McCarty and three AIM board members met Monday in Jefferson City with Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, Senator Scott Rupp (R-St. Charles) and other business leaders to discuss the demise of the Second Injury Fund. Rupp is the sponsor of Senate Bill 1 which proposes several reforms to the Second Injury Fund,… Read More AIM meets with state leaders to discuss Second Injury Fund solution

Nixon’s State of the State Address contains four business impact policies

At the dais of the Missouri House of Representatives, Governor Jay Nixon spoke for the fifth time to Missouri’s General Assembly on Monday night. Knowing that everyone in the chamber came from different backgrounds, ideologies and interests, he spoke to a common purpose. “Whatever our small differences may be, we are united in a common… Read More Nixon’s State of the State Address contains four business impact policies

Business community on the same page for Second Injury Fund reforms

The Missouri Senate’s Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee approved Senate Bill 1 today after the Senate adjourned this week in Jefferson City. Associated Industries of Missouri and every other business group in Missouri supports the bill that brings reforms to Missouri’s Second Injury Fund and clarifies the workers’ compensation law includes coverage of occupational… Read More Business community on the same page for Second Injury Fund reforms

Business groups unite for ‘broad-based tax relief’ in Senate hearing

Eight different business groups joined the Senate Ways and Means Committee as it heard Associated Industries of Missouri’s “Broad-Based Tax Relief Act today in the Capitol. AIM, the Missouri Retailers Association, Missouri Grocers Association, National Federation of Independent Business, Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Americans for Prosperity, the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, and… Read More Business groups unite for ‘broad-based tax relief’ in Senate hearing

AIM’s McCarty responds to St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial

The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch addressed Missouri’s Second Injury Fund and the Missouri Legislature’s “inaction” on the issue, calling it a “travesty” in an editorial Tuesday. The editorial had some inaccuracies. Associated Industries of Missouri responded with a letter to the editor. The Post has not responded to AIM’s call to get the facts straight. You can… Read More AIM’s McCarty responds to St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial