Missouri Senate passes sales tax for transportation ballot issue

The Missouri Senate has given its approval to a proposed ballot issue that would ask Missouri voters to raise the state sales tax by three-quarters of a percent for a ten-year period to fund transportation projects in Missouri. House Joint Resolution 68 sought a one percent sales tax increase, but a Senate Substitute introduced by… Read More Missouri Senate passes sales tax for transportation ballot issue

House gives final passage to unemployment change

The Missouri House of Representatives has given final passage to a bill that will allow employers to manage their businesses and workforces as necessary. By a 107-45 margin, the House Tuesday sent Senate Bill 510 to Governor Nixon’s desk. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus (R-Lee’s Summit) redefines “misconduct” and “good cause” for the… Read More House gives final passage to unemployment change

NAM: George Allen calls on congress to pass reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank

A Washington Examiner (4/25) op-ed by George Allen, former Republican Governor and Senator from Virginia, says that reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank is a “no-brainer.” Allen calls on fellow Republicans to support the reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank because it “spurs American business and jobs, while helping to reduce the federal deficit at no cost to taxpayers,” historically… Read More NAM: George Allen calls on congress to pass reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank

AIM Board of Directors meets, stands with legislative leaders in support of tax cut

Members of the Board of Directors of Associated Industries of Missouri gathered for their semi-annual meeting Thursday, taking time out to support Senate Bill 509 during a news conference at the State Capitol. The business leaders made for a powerful group that stood behind Speaker of the House Rep. Tim Jones (R-Eureka), Majority Floor Leader… Read More AIM Board of Directors meets, stands with legislative leaders in support of tax cut

House Ways and Means committee hears several pieces of important legislation

When state legislators arrived back in the State Capitol following their Easter break Tuesday evening, members of the House’s Ways and Means Committee went right to work on several pieces of legislation supported and/or drafted by Associated Industries of Missouri. The committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 584, legislation that specifies how sales taxes… Read More House Ways and Means committee hears several pieces of important legislation