Missouri Municipal League prioritizes transportation funding, backs gas tax

Legislation to increase Missouri’s gasoline tax to fund transportation infrastructure has the backing of the Missouri Municipal League, which represents about 650 municipalities across the state. Rep. Kevin Corlew, R-Kansas City, chairman of Missouri’s 21st Century Transportation Task Force, spoke to more than 240 municipal leaders about infrastructure funding Tuesday afternoon in Jefferson City at… Read More Missouri Municipal League prioritizes transportation funding, backs gas tax

Treasury proposes repealing nearly 300 tax regulations

The Treasury Department on Tuesday proposed repealing almost 300 tax regulations, as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce regulatory burdens. “We continue our work to ensure that our tax regulatory system promotes economic growth,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. “These 298 regulations serve no useful purpose to taxpayers and we… Read More Treasury proposes repealing nearly 300 tax regulations

‘Clean coal’ touted by Trump gets a bipartisan boost in spending bill

The spending bill that Congress passed and President Trump signed Friday would extend and expand a tax credit supporting a long-elusive and expensive technology that captures carbon emissions from power plants and stores it underground. The tax credit, created in 2008, was extended for 12 years, increasing the potential for broader deployment of carbon capture… Read More ‘Clean coal’ touted by Trump gets a bipartisan boost in spending bill

Burgers Smokehouse featured in Missouri-made program

When consumers make their selections, they may compare prices or nutritional facts. A new initiative, Buy Missouri!, will help consumers select items made in their own backyard. Burgers’ Smokehouse was among the first Missouri-made products, services and businesses Lt. Gov. Mike Parson’s office contacted when the program was developed last summer. “We’re certainly glad to… Read More Burgers Smokehouse featured in Missouri-made program

Fed faces pressure to step up rate hikes after spending package

The Federal Reserve will face growing pressure to accelerate its planned interest-rate increases after a nearly $300 billion spending package signed into law Friday. Economists at banks and consulting companies are busy marking up their economic forecasts in response to the legislation, saying it will help lift growth in 2018 to well above the 1.8… Read More Fed faces pressure to step up rate hikes after spending package