House passes bill to lower import tariffs on manufacturers

Bloomberg Politics (4/27, Litvan) reports that by a 415-2 vote on Thursday, the House passed tariff bill H.R. 4923, which “would let companies ask the International Trade Commission to reduce or suspend tariffs on chemicals or other items that generally aren’t available in the U.S.” The bill would replace a tax relief system that expired… Read More House passes bill to lower import tariffs on manufacturers

AIM, MTD testify in favor of highway funding bill

Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM) and the Missouri Transportation Development Council (MTD) spoke out in favor of a plan to raise funding for highway projects in Missouri during a hearing in a House committee this week. Ray McCarty, representing both AIM and MTD,  told members of the House Transportation Committee Tuesday afternoon that Senate Bill… Read More AIM, MTD testify in favor of highway funding bill

Missouri House proposes tax exemption for utilities used in making food

From the MissouriNet The Missouri House has given final approval to a bill that sets up a tax exemption for the use of utilities that go into making food. House Bill 1448, sponsored by Rep. Craig Redmon  aims to exempt the state’s sales and use taxes for restaurants and others who make food to be sold to directly… Read More Missouri House proposes tax exemption for utilities used in making food

Big Government Get Off My Back Act passes final vote, heads for governor’s desk

The Missouri House has given final passage to legislation aimed at helping get government out of the way of small business, allowing small business the option to grow and prosper. House Bill 1870, sponsored by House Speaker Pro Tem Denny Hoskins, extends the “Big Government Get Off My Back Act” by five years. The Act provides an income… Read More Big Government Get Off My Back Act passes final vote, heads for governor’s desk