Associated Industries of Missouri supports new St. Louis sports stadium

According to a new study just released by Missouri Wonk, Missouri will see a $169 million net positive tax impact from a proposed new football stadium in St. Louis and its associated football team. The study was commissioned by Associated Industries of Missouri and the St. Louis NFL Stadium Task Force, which engaged Missouri Wonk… Read More Associated Industries of Missouri supports new St. Louis sports stadium

Obama plans aggressive rulemaking push in final year in office

From NAM’s Manufacturing Economy Daily The Hill (11/26, Wheeler) noted that the White House on Nov. 20 “quietly released its formal rulemaking schedule,” known as the fall Unified Agenda, and that President Obama “is moving to complete scores of regulations as he looks to cement key parts of his legacy in the face of a… Read More Obama plans aggressive rulemaking push in final year in office

NAM: Yellen defends Fed’s seven years of low interest rates

Bloomberg News (11/23, Condon) reports that in response to a letter “from a ‘group of humble savers’ that included consumer advocate Ralph Nader” calling for higher interest rates, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen “said Americans would have been worse off had the central bank not kept rates near zero since 2008.” In addition, Bloomberg says,… Read More NAM: Yellen defends Fed’s seven years of low interest rates

Economy grew faster than previously estimated in Q3

The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that third-quarter GDP grew at an upwardly revised rate of 2.1%, in line with economists’ forecasts. The revision is an improvement on the government’s initial 1.5% estimate but still weaker than the 3.9% growth in the second quarter. The AP (11/24, Crutsinger) says the new figure was attributed to stronger… Read More Economy grew faster than previously estimated in Q3

Political Voice now part of VoiceofMoBusiness.com

Find your “Political Voice” every day on the VoiceofMoBusiness.com website. The new feature on the AIM website will feature information published by political campaigns, elected statewide office holders, members of Congress, and leaders of the Missouri House and Senate. We publish press releases sent to us from members of both major political parties. Appearance on the… Read More Political Voice now part of VoiceofMoBusiness.com

Nasheed plans to pre-file ‘ban the box’ legislation

Associated Industries opposed this legislation last year in the General Assembly when it applied to private companies as well as public entities. We will continue to watch this legislation closely as it moves through the process this coming session to make sure that private companies are not included in the bill’s language. From the Missouri… Read More Nasheed plans to pre-file ‘ban the box’ legislation

Post Dispatch Editorial: Missouri needs to raise the gas tax to pay for crumbling roads

The Missouri Transportation Development Council (MTD) supports any plan that moves the construction and maintenance of our state’s highway system forward. MTD believes that all options need to be on the table as the discussion of funding for Missouri’s roads and bridges continues. From the St. Louis Post Dispatch Missouri hasn’t devolved from the “Show-Me… Read More Post Dispatch Editorial: Missouri needs to raise the gas tax to pay for crumbling roads