Spending bill includes money for advanced manufacturing

Before leaving for the Christmas break…Congress gave Missouri Senator Roy Blunt and Missouri manufacturers an unexpected present. This story comes from the Springfield News Leader Washington correspondent Deirdre Shesgreen. WASHINGTON – The $1.1 trillion spending bill that Congress approved last week sparked heated debate and fractured votes, with some lawmakers furious over 11th-hour provisions tucked into… Read More Spending bill includes money for advanced manufacturing

Missouri Department of Insurance recommends decrease in workers’ compensation rates for 2015

The Missouri Department of Insurance is recommending a 4.4 percent decrease in workers’ compensation insurance loss costs for 2015. The key driver of the decrease is the favorable loss experience in 2012. “A decrease in large losses during 2012, a decrease in the overall medical claims cost associated with worker’ compensation claims, and the downward… Read More Missouri Department of Insurance recommends decrease in workers’ compensation rates for 2015

Cong. Sam Graves moves from Small Business Committee to Armed Services

Northwest Missouri Congressman Sam Graves has a new committee assignment. During the upcoming session of congress, Graves will join mid Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler on the House Armed Services Committee. Graves had served the last several years as chairman of the House Small Business Committee, but was term limited in that position. Graves said the… Read More Cong. Sam Graves moves from Small Business Committee to Armed Services

NAM’s Bertelsen outlines new ozone regulations’ impact on Missouri for AIM members

In case you haven’t been able to join us this week on our Manufacturing and Mining and Environmental webinars, we wanted to share information with you on the recent ozone regulations set into motion by President Obama and the EPA. Greg Bertelsen from NAM has presented two very informative webinars on the reach and the… Read More NAM’s Bertelsen outlines new ozone regulations’ impact on Missouri for AIM members

NAM: NLRB finalizes Ambush Election Rule again

Today, the NLRB once again finalized its “Ambush Election” Rule, which will effectively shorten the time to 10-14 days in which a union election can be held. On the Board’s website they would have you believe these “improvements” to the election process are “modernizations” and “streamlining” processes, but when you read the fine print it is… Read More NAM: NLRB finalizes Ambush Election Rule again

Legislative panel to investigate why National Guard did not protect Ferguson/Dellwood businesses

A group of seven state representatives and seven state senators will try to find out why the Missouri National Guard did not protect businesses that burned in the Ferguson area during the hours following the announcement of the Michael Brown Grand Jury. Associated Industries of Missouri was one of the first Missouri business organizations to question… Read More Legislative panel to investigate why National Guard did not protect Ferguson/Dellwood businesses