Missouri Department of Labor announces new business laws for a new year

Beginning January 1, the Missouri minimum wage will be raised to $7.85 an hour. All businesses are required to pay at least this rate, except retail and service businesses whose annual gross sales and business done are less than $500,000. In addition, the Missouri Department of Labor has announced changes in unemployment insurance new employer… Read More Missouri Department of Labor announces new business laws for a new year

EPA says key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup not likely to be carcinogenic

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has said that glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s top-selling weedkiller Roundup, and used by several other businesses, including Bayer and BASF is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans. The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, or IARC, wrongfully created concerns about health risks when it said… Read More EPA says key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup not likely to be carcinogenic

Ameren sends more local crews to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief

Ameren plans to send 75 Missouri and Illinois line workers and additional equipment to Puerto Rico to help restore power in areas affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The new wave of crews and equipment is projected to arrive mid-January. The workers plan to work alongside the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Puerto Rico Electric… Read More Ameren sends more local crews to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief

Ameren Missouri helps St. Louis Zoo animals get their greens in all seasons

Ameren Missouri is helping ensure a healthy diet for the animals at the St. Louis Zoo. Twice-weekly feedings with the gorillas and other species throughout the zoo in the winter time are courtesy of tons of limbs collected by Ameren Missouri while clearing branches for access to power lines. By late fall, the zoo’s Animal… Read More Ameren Missouri helps St. Louis Zoo animals get their greens in all seasons

Missouri State Treasurer positioning himself as biggest tax cut proponent

Missouri’s State Treasurer is making a mark as a leading champion of tax cuts. Republican Eric Schmitt of Glendale distinguished himself in the state legislature during the 2014 session when he authored a measure that lowers income taxes starting in 2018. Last week, he sent an open letter to Missouri lawmakers asking them to not… Read More Missouri State Treasurer positioning himself as biggest tax cut proponent