Workers’ Compensation/Second Injury Fund

The Missouri House Workforce Development Committee has passed a substitute bill that deals with two important employer issues: “occupational disease” and the Second Injury Fund. The substitute would increase the surcharge that supports the Second Injury Fund and includes many reforms of the Fund.  Second Injury Fund provisions include eliminating permanent partial disability claims, ensuring that most claims… Read More Workers’ Compensation/Second Injury Fund

McCarty addresses 2013 Lake Business Conference

Associated Industries president Ray McCarty was the kickoff speaker Wednesday at the 2013 Lake Business Conference at the Lake of the Ozarks Tan-Tar-A Resort. Speaking to nearly one hundred business owners, managers and supervisors from the lake region, McCarty updated the attendees on important legislation at the State Capitol, and its impact on their business.… Read More McCarty addresses 2013 Lake Business Conference

NAM outlines goals for successful trade negotiations

Last week, the Obama Administration formally notified Congress of its intent to negotiate a trade agreement with the European Union (EU). The United States and the EU already have the largest commercial relationship in the world, yet major opportunities for increased trade and investment remain untapped. On March 27, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons sent… Read More NAM outlines goals for successful trade negotiations

AIM’s McCarty appears on statewide television program

Associated Industries President Ray McCarty is currently appearing on the statewide television program “Missouri Viewpoints with Mike Ferguson”. In a wide ranging interview, McCarty talks about the first half of the legislative session with show host Mike Ferguson. McCarty’s interview is contained in the second half of the show. The first half of the show… Read More AIM’s McCarty appears on statewide television program

NAM: $1 Trillion in Tax Increases Won’t Fix Fiscal Problems

Washington, D.C., March 22, 2013 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued a statement regarding the ongoing budget debate in the U.S. Senate. “A pro-growth budget is essential to our success as a nation. After years of stalled recovery, every fiscal decision we make should… Read More NAM: $1 Trillion in Tax Increases Won’t Fix Fiscal Problems