As requested by the Governor, the Missouri Department of Transportation has prepared a report on the tolling of I-70. Earlier this month, the governor requested a report on the possibility of collecting tolls on I-70 as a means to its rebuilding and continued maintenance. The full report is available here.
Bills would require the state to notify businesses of tax law changes JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Speaker Pro Tem Denny Hoskins filed legislation this week that would protect Missouri businesses from unannounced changes in Missouri tax policy. Hoskins pre-filed HB 299 to require the Department of Revenue (DOR) to notify businesses that will be impacted… Read More Sen. Kraus and Speaker Pro Tem Hoskins file legislation to protect Missouri Taxpayers
The AP (12/18) reports the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia announced Thursday that its regional factory activity index fell to 24.5 this month. The figure, where anything above zero indicates expansion, was at 40.8 in November and was the highest reading in more than 20 years. The data shows that despite the drop in the… Read More Philly Fed survey shows Manufacturing expanding at ‘healthy clip.’
Associated Industries of Missouri Board Member Jerry Hunter of Bryan Cave tells us the National Labor Relations Board made a decision in a case regarding the use of an employer’s email system. In the decision, the NLRB upholds the right of employees to use an employer’s email system for purposes such as union organizing. Read the alert… Read More NLRB addresses employee use of employer email systems for organization efforts
In a front-page article in the Washington Times (12/17, Sands), NAM president and CEO Jay Timmons discusses the impact of federal regulations on job creation and economic growth. Timmons says that manufacturers are longing to invest and create jobs, but are being hindered by regulations and their costs as well as uncertainty from leaders in… Read More NAM president Timmons: Regulations hamper growth, ACA makes U.S. firms less competitive
The Environmental Protection Agency has taken the first steps to increasing the regulation of ozone by publishing the new proposed rule in the Federal Register today. Click here for the actual 179 page document. Comments on the rule, that would lower the allowable ozone threshold to 65-70 ppb and is estimated to result in all but three… Read More EPA ozone regulation published in Federal Register
Facility to support 777X work and future opportunities (From Boeing corporate communications) ST. LOUIS, Dec. 16, 2014– Boeing [NYSE: BA] today began construction here of a new 367,000-square-foot facility in which it will build parts for the newest member of its 777 commercial airplanes family, the 777X. About 700 new jobs will be created for… Read More Boeing breaks ground in St. Louis for new Composites Center; 700 new jobs expected