House supports state emission standards

What entity is better to determine clean air standards in Missouri? The Washington D.C.-based Environmental Protection Agency, or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Air Conservation Commission? This week, the Missouri House of Representatives sided with the Air Conservation Commission. With the passage of House Bill 1631, sponsored by Rep. Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff), the… Read More House supports state emission standards

House backs tax exemption for aircraft parts

Moving to support airplane repair operations at Kansas City International Airport, the Missouri House this week voted to remove an expiration date from the state’s sales and use tax exemption on airplane replacement parts. The extension of the exemption clears the way for Aviation Technical Services to lease a portion of the KCI  Maintenance, Repair… Read More House backs tax exemption for aircraft parts

House passes clarification on independent contractor language

The Missouri House of Representatives this week supported clearer rules for determining when a person is an independent contractor. House Bill 1642, sponsored by Rep. Kurt Bahr (R-St. Charles),requires the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to provide a clear and concise rule for defining “independent contractor” and a procedure for changing an individual’s… Read More House passes clarification on independent contractor language

Kehoe’s unemployment bill receives initial Senate approval

Senate Bill 673, sponsored by Senator Mike Kehoe (R-6, Cole County), received first round approval by the Senate today. The version adopted by the Senate included a suggestion we had made: if the state owes the federal unemployment trust fund more than $300 million, the Board of Unemployment Fund Financing must meet and consider the option of issuing bonds… Read More Kehoe’s unemployment bill receives initial Senate approval