Washington Post: EPA rules cumbersome and expensive.

A Washington Post (8/25) editorial that is critical of Congress for not being proactive about passing environmental policies in response to climate change argues that President Obama has “filled the policy void with executive actions designed to cut greenhouse emissions” through rules by the EPA. The Post characterizes the rules as “a cumbersome and expensive… Read More Washington Post: EPA rules cumbersome and expensive.

Eight Missouri cities named “best places for business and careers” by Forbes

This comes to us from the Missouri Department of Economic Development Eight Missouri cities have been named to the Forbes 2014 lists of The Best Places for Business and Careers and The Small Places for Business and Careers. The 16th annual ranking of The Best Places for Business and Careers looks at the 200 largest… Read More Eight Missouri cities named “best places for business and careers” by Forbes

NAM And Boeing in coalition to reauthorize Ex-Im Bank

The Hill (8/28, Cirilli) reports that Boeing is “partnering with major business organizations,” including the NAM, in a “very broad coalition” to support reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank. The airplane manufacturer is “pulling out all the stops in an aggressive campaign” to save the Bank before its charter expires on Sept. 30. McCaskill Tours Manufacturers… Read More NAM And Boeing in coalition to reauthorize Ex-Im Bank

McCaskill emphasizes importance of Ex-Im Bank during tour of Missouri manufacturers

As the deadline nears for the reinstatement of funds for the Export-Import Bank, Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill toured the state to emphasize the bank’s importance to the state’s manufacturers. During a whirlwind tour, McCaskill visited manufacturers in Springfield, Columbia, St. Louis and Kansas City among other stops. This story from the Kansas City public… Read More McCaskill emphasizes importance of Ex-Im Bank during tour of Missouri manufacturers

AIM’s Manufacturing Jobs Act continues to produce for Missouri

A Missouri-based parts supplier announces more automotive industry jobs for Missouri in the wake of  Associated Industries of Missouri’s “Missouri Manufacturing Jobs Act of 2010”. The latest example is Spartan Light Metal Products, an automotive parts supplier, which will break ground on an expansion to its existing facility in Mexico, Mo. It will create 88… Read More AIM’s Manufacturing Jobs Act continues to produce for Missouri

Senator Bob Dixon announces tax oversight hearing in Springfield

Encourages residents to attend and share testimony JEFFERSON CITY — Today (8-22), Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, announced the Senate Interim Committee on Tax Administration Practices will hold a hearing in Springfield to hear from taxpayers, small business owners, and other individuals about their experiences with the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR). The committee will meet… Read More Senator Bob Dixon announces tax oversight hearing in Springfield

Business leaders gather for discussion on the EPA’s “Clean Power Plan”

“This is the main event. We’re having a national discussion of ‘What do we want to be when we grow up?’” That’s how long-time Washington lobbyist Fred Palmer, the Senior Vice President of Government Relations for Peabody Energy summed up the current proposed EPA rules and regulation on carbon emissions from coal-fired power generating plants.… Read More Business leaders gather for discussion on the EPA’s “Clean Power Plan”