Mo. Transportation and Development Council and AIM support transportation bills

The Missouri Transportation and Development Council (MTD) and Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM) backed several proposals that would increase motor fuel taxes to pay for additional transportation improvements in Missouri. HJR 96 and HJR 97, sponsored by Rep. Bill Reiboldt (R-160 Neosho) would increase gasoline taxes by 10 cents per gallon if approved by voters.… Read More Mo. Transportation and Development Council and AIM support transportation bills

Missouri Senate advances bill that increases business income taxes and reduces other taxes

On a voice vote, the Missouri Senate on Wednesday gave initial approval to SS#2 SCS SB 617, 611 and 667, a major state tax overhaul bill. Sen. Bill Eigel (R-23, St. Charles County), one of the key sponsors of the bill, noted the importance of reducing income taxes as he talked through the various provisions… Read More Missouri Senate advances bill that increases business income taxes and reduces other taxes

U.S. economy grew at a pace very close to Trump’s 3 percent goal at end of last year

The U.S. economy expanded at a rate of 2.9 percent in the fourth quarter, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday, much better than Wall Street analysts expected and very close to President Trump’s goal of 3 percent growth. The strong growth came largely from Americans opening their wallets to spend more. Businesses also boosted their spending… Read More U.S. economy grew at a pace very close to Trump’s 3 percent goal at end of last year

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute: Missouri electricity price below the national average

From the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute has launched their annual Average Electricity Retail Prices Map which reflects what consumers, businesses, and industry must pay for a standardized unit. This map has indicated that Missouri’s energy prices are below the national average. This gives Missouri… Read More U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute: Missouri electricity price below the national average