U.S. Senator Roy Blunt visits AIM, talks with business and community leaders

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt visited the offices of Associated Industries of Missouri this week for a meeting with business and community leaders regarding the impact of the federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Several state and local officials also attended the well-attended meeting, including Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike… Read More U.S. Senator Roy Blunt visits AIM, talks with business and community leaders

Trump plans to go ahead with steel, aluminum tariffs on EU

President Trump’s administration is planning to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports after failure to win concessions from the European Union. This move that could provoke retaliatory tariffs and start a trade war. U.S. and European officials held talks in Paris on Thursday to attempt to reach a deal, though hopes are low.… Read More Trump plans to go ahead with steel, aluminum tariffs on EU

Governor Greitens resigns, Lt. Governor Mike Parson will become governor

On Tuesday Gov. Eric Greitens announced that he will resign from office. His resignation will be effective at 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2018. A legislative committee had been deliberating whether to bring impeachment proceedings against Greitens amid allegations that carry felony charges in Missouri. Lt. Gov. Mike Parson will become governor and is expected… Read More Governor Greitens resigns, Lt. Governor Mike Parson will become governor

MoDOT to determine construction priorities ahead of gas tax vote

Missouri voters will decide in November whether to gradually increase the state’s motor fuel tax by 10 cents per gallon.  Analysts say this could eventually generate an additional $293 million for the state’s road fund. If voters approve the measure, the state’s tax on gas and diesel would increase to 27 cents by 2022. Taxes… Read More MoDOT to determine construction priorities ahead of gas tax vote

Bayer wins U.S. nod for Monsanto deal to create agriculture giant

Bayer has won U.S. approval for its planned takeover of Monsanto, a $62.5 billion deal that will create by far the largest seeds and pesticides maker. A Bayer spokesman said the planned sale of businesses with 2.2 billion euros ($2.54 billion) in sales to BASF already agreed to address antitrust concerns, mainly in Europe, were… Read More Bayer wins U.S. nod for Monsanto deal to create agriculture giant