Join the Manufacturing Army in Washington June 10–11

Manufacturers of all sizes from across the United States will converge in Washington, D.C., for the NAM’s 2014 Manufacturing Summit June 10–11. NAM members will have the opportunity to meet with members of Congress and Administration officials, talk with congressional leaders and network with their colleagues during this annual two-day, action-packed fly-in event. It’s not too late to… Read More Join the Manufacturing Army in Washington June 10–11

Administration touts unsupported doom and gloom estimate of taxpayer protection bills…again

The Nixon administration has been hard at work contacting various constituencies to let them know they believe the taxpayer protection bills passed by the legislature will cost the state and local government enormous amounts of money. Sound familiar?  It should. After the legislature passed House Bill 253 last year, a responsible tax cut measure that… Read More Administration touts unsupported doom and gloom estimate of taxpayer protection bills…again

NAM leads industry coalition in response to administration’s greenhouse gas regulations

An article written by Politico Pro highlights the NAM’s efforts to advocate for a more balanced approach from the EPA that doesn’t hurt manufacturers’ competitiveness. The article quotes the Partnership for a Better Energy Future, a coalition of over 150 organizations co-founded by the NAM in response to the Administration’s greenhouse gas regulatory agenda as… Read More NAM leads industry coalition in response to administration’s greenhouse gas regulations

For Missouri businesses, better fee disclosure means better business

Many business members of Associated Industries of Missouri rely upon secure credit card transactions as an integral part of everyday business transactions.  But business owners may not know upfront what fees are charged. MasterCard plans to provide more transparency in the process and we support that transparency. Today, electronic transactions are the norm and are… Read More For Missouri businesses, better fee disclosure means better business

AIM and House Research prepare Annual Summaries of TAFP Bills

Associated Industries of Missouri and the Missouri General Assembly staff have produced their annual summaries of legislation that was Truly Agreed and Finally Passed (TAFP) by the General Assembly during the recently completed legislative session. AIM’s list includes bill that were most important from a business perspective. You can read our wrap up here.  The House… Read More AIM and House Research prepare Annual Summaries of TAFP Bills

NAM urges lawmakers to approve water infrastructure bill

The Hill (5/20, Laing) reports that NAM is “urging lawmakers” to approve the passage of a conference report that would fund water infrastructure at ports and waterways to the tune of $8.2 billion. Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse wrote in a letter to members of the House on Monday that NAM, “urges you… Read More NAM urges lawmakers to approve water infrastructure bill