Governor Jay Nixon announced today he plans to call a special legislative session to ask for “critical funding for the ongoing operations of the Missouri National Guard and the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Ferguson and the St. Louis region.” Click here for the press release. Details regarding dates of the special session will follow,… Read More Gov. Nixon calls special session to pay for Ferguson damage as questions linger about failure to defend businesses
With word coming last week that Congressman Jason Smith had been named to the ultra important House Ways and Means Committee, and Congresswoman Ann Wagner to a position on the House leadership team, Missouri’s group of representatives and senators may be smaller than ever, but one could argue it is as powerful as ever. The… Read More Missouri congressional delegation, smaller but mighty
The Hill (11/24, Needham) reports that 16 business groups, including the National Association of Manufacturers, on Mondaycalled on US trade officials to pursue a “better trade and investment environment in India,” with the story previewing Tuesday’s U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum in New Delhi on “longstanding bilateral trade problems and new barriers imposed by Prime Minister… Read More NAM: NAM-Led coalition sends letter to USTR on need to improve trade environment with India
Following today’s early morning announcement from the EPA to tighten the current ozone standards, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement: “Manufacturers in the United States are working hard for a manufacturing comeback, attempting to utilize America’s unmatched energy resources, building hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of new facilities across the… Read More BREAKING NEWS: Manufacturers respond to expanded EPA Ozone Standard
We’ve been warned for months that his was going to happen…and I guess we should have expected it to come on a quiet day before a major holiday. The Obama administration today (11-26) released controversial new regulations on the emission of ozone. Read the New York Times article about the new regulations here.
As violence continues in suburban St. Louis, local business owners are trying to keep their livelihoods from being taken from them. More than a dozen buildings were burned on Monday, the first night after the St. Louis County Grand Jury announced it would not indict the Ferguson police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager… Read More Ferguson businesses bear brunt of rioting
By James Carter Note: This article was originally published by Tax Analysts in the publication, “Tax Notes” and is reprinted here with permission. Senior members of Congress’s tax-writing committees have launched a serious effort to reform the individual and corporate income taxes. Enthralled by the promise of tax reform to make the code simpler, fairer, and… Read More Modeling Taxation and Growth to Assist the Tax Reform Effort