By Senator Eric Schmitt Missouri businesses face increasingly competitive business climates from our neighboring states. While Missouri has made strides to address overly burdensome taxes businesses face in our state, including a business income deduction I authored, the Show-Me State still must compete to attract and retain strong businesses, which means more jobs for Missourians.… Read More Making Missouri a welcoming place for job creators and entrepreneurs
AIM president Ray McCarty presented Missouri employers objections to a Senate bill designed to make LGBT Missourians a protected class under state employment law. McCarty’s statement was included in a story about a Senate hearing on SB 653, the so-called “Missouri Nondiscrimination Act” sponsored by Sen. Joseph Keaveny. The testimony was used in a television story on… Read More McCarty appears on TV news story speaking against creating a new protected class
The Missouri House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee Tuesday night passed tax legislation that has long been on the Associated Industries of Missouri’s legislative agenda. The committee, on a vote of 10 to 1, approved advancing House Bill 1582, sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelley (R-Lamar), legislation aimed at helping small businesses reduce some of the… Read More House committee passes AIM priority tax bills
Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM) today registered its opposition to legislation that would allow employers to be sued for alleged discrimination against employees on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The Association opposes this legislation because it creates a new line of potential lawsuits against employers for a new class of discrimination cases.… Read More LGBT bill allowing new lawsuits against employers opposed by AIM
AIM is pleased a bill requiring the actual cost of medical services, rather than the value, be used in determining settlements has advanced from its initial committee. The Senate Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee advanced the bill on a 5-1 vote today. The bill is SB 847, sponsored by Senator Ed Emery (R-31, Lamar).
Sen. Scott Sifton (D-1, St. Louis County) received a hearing on SB 695, a bill that would require equal pay for equivalent work performed, regardless of gender. If you thought “equal pay for equal work” was already the law, you’re right. It is already the law. This bill is different. It reflects an ongoing effort to… Read More AIM opposes “equal pay for equivalent work” bill
The Hill (1/22, Henry) reported that the NAM and other business groups on Friday filed a federal court motion opposing a Sierra Club-led lawsuit that seeks a stricter standard for ground-level ozone than the 70 parts per billion approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. Explaining the business groups’ stance that the EPA standard “is too… Read More NAM promises continued challenges to “overreaching” ozone rule