Calling the EPA’s latest regulations on carbon dioxide emissions “inconsistent with sound energy policy,” Associated Industries of Missouri president Ray McCarty has written a letter to President Obama asking for the EPA to stand down from its latest New Source Performance Standards rule. The letter follows: Dear Mr. President: I am writing to respectfully urge… Read More AIM calls on President Obama to change EPA emissions standards
There’s a new acting director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Deputy Director Mike Downing takes over as acting director, replacing Chris Pieper who returns to the governor’s staff. You can read about the change and the people involved in this release from the governor’s office.
The fourth grade class of Parkview Elementary School from Sedalia, MO, learned about the legislative process by “passing” a bill to make Neapolitan ice cream the official ice cream of the State of Missouri in a mock exercise sponsored by Associated Industries of Missouri. The students visited the State Capitol building today to learn more… Read More AIM Educates Fourth Graders on Legislative Process
The AIM-supported Missouri Manufacturing Jobs Act of 2010 continues to pay off, creating jobs for the Missouri economy. In the latest example of Missouri’s resurgent automotive industry, a major auto supply company based in China is planning to construct a new manufacturing plant in Riverside, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today. Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems, a Michigan-based… Read More Major auto supplier plans to build new manufacturing facility in Riverside
The New York Times (4/25, Vlasic, Subscription Publication) reports, “The Ford Motor Company said on Wednesday that its net income improved 15 percent in the first quarter to $1.6 billion, as record results in North America compensated for losses in Europe and South America.” The automaker’s sales in the US “rose 11 percent in the first… Read More Ford sees record profits in North America in first quarter
Seems that folks in mid-Missouri have just begun to get used to the name of the school that used to be called Linn Tech. Now there’ll be another new name, one that reflects the growth of the student population and mission of the school. Thursday, the Missouri Senate passed and sent to Governor Nixon legislation… Read More Linn State Tech gets new name
It looks like the Missouri General Assembly will pass some sort of significant tax cutting proposal this session, but the amount of the cut and who the cut will affect is still up in the air. Wednesday, the Missouri House of Representatives voted 90-68 to pass Senate Bill 26, sponsored by Senator Will Kraus The House… Read More House passes tax cut bill