BNSF plans estimated $140 million capital program in Missouri for 2016

A media release from AIM Circle of Elite Organizations member BNSF Railway Company FORT WORTH, TEXAS, February 25, 2016 – BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) today announced that its 2016 capital expenditure program in Missouri will be an estimated $140 million. This year’s plan in Missouri is focused on maintenance projects that help ensure BNSF continues… Read More BNSF plans estimated $140 million capital program in Missouri for 2016

NAM: Appeals court to hear states’ challenge to Clean-Water Rule

The AP (2/22) reports that judges from the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled 2-1 on Monday that it will hear challenges from 18 states to the Obama administration’s Waters of the United States rule, which “attempts to clarify which small streams, wetlands and other waterways the government can shield from pollution… Read More NAM: Appeals court to hear states’ challenge to Clean-Water Rule

House passes career and technical education certificate

The Missouri House of Representatives Thursday gave final passage to legislation that would require the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to establish minimum requirements for  a career and technical education certificate which a student could earn along with a high school diploma. The bill, HB 1612, sponsored by Rep. Kathy Swan (R-Cape Girardeau)… Read More House passes career and technical education certificate

House committee advances AIM-backed expert witness bills

Bills that would allow Missouri to join 40 other states and the federal government in using federal standards to determine whether a witness is an expert or not in a court proceeding have cleared another hurdle on their way to passage in the Missouri House. Both House Bill 1676 sponsored by State Representative Kevin Corlew… Read More House committee advances AIM-backed expert witness bills

State Senate gives first round approval to biosimilars bill

The Missouri Senate Wednesday gave first round approval to a bill that allows pharmacists to fill a prescription for a biologic product with a less expensive interchangeable biological product if the prescribing physician and patient okay the substitution. Senate Bill 875 allows for FDA certified “biosimilars” to be used to hold down the cost of biological… Read More State Senate gives first round approval to biosimilars bill

Associated Industries of Missouri joins in filing amicus brief against EPA’s carbon regulations

On Tuesday, Associated Industries of Missouri joined 166 other state and local associations from 40 different states in an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the D.C. circuit. The brief explains the devastating impact posed by the EPA’s carbon regulations in it “Clean Power Program”. The lawsuit, which is expected to… Read More Associated Industries of Missouri joins in filing amicus brief against EPA’s carbon regulations

January’s consumer prices proved more robust than expected

From NAM’s Manufacturing Economy Daily blog The Labor Department on Friday said its consumer price index was unchanged in January, as falling oil prices offset rising costs of housing and healthcare, Bloomberg News  reported, adding that economists had forecast a 0.1% decrease. For the 12 months ending Jan. 31, the CPI was up 1.4%. Core… Read More January’s consumer prices proved more robust than expected