By Mark Rhoads When we talk about infrastructure, we immediately think about roads, bridges and other transportation-related improvements. Infrastructure can also apply to energy related-issues including transmission of natural gas and oil. Did you know that our state is home to twelve major natural gas transmission pipelines that touch 50% of our counties? Our state… Read More Missouri Energy Forum: Natural Gas and Oil Infrastructure in Missouri
Gov. Eric Greitens has signed into law a bill allowing utility regulators to approve lower electricity rates for industrial companies using large amounts of energy. The law is intended to entice a steel-works facility and aluminum smelter to open in Southeast Missouri. But the special electricity rates also could be sought by other new or… Read More Greitens signs steel mill bill passed in May special session
The National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Center for Legal Action filed a brief in the Public Citizen v. Trump lawsuit in support of the administration’s executive order on regulations. Below is a statement from NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly regarding the lawsuit: “This lawsuit against the Trump administration is baseless and… Read More Manufacturers support President Trump’s approach to smarter regulation
According to seasonally adjusted data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the state’s unemployment rate for May remained at 3.9 percent. Over the month, Missouri’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 8,300 jobs. For the full labor report featuring industries that experienced employment gains and losses over the month, visit https://www.missourieconomy.org/pdfs/industry_may17.pdf.
By Bethany Watson, 365 Safety Services Employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep records of any recordable injuries/illnesses, and the records must be maintained for at least five years. In 2016 a new law was passed that some employers must now submit some injury/illness records electronically. Initially, these records were required to… Read More OSHA Update: Recordkeeping
Reuters reports that “the Trump administration intends to unveil a plan this week to trim regulations it believes constrain U.S. manufacturing growth, potentially affecting environmental permits, worker safety and labor rules.” CNBC adds, “The U.S. Commerce Department’s regulations ‘hit list’ recommendations follow more than three months of study and consultation with industry on ways to streamline… Read More Trump officials to unveil plan this week trimming factory regulations
After a busy few weeks of data, there was a bit of a breather on new economic indicators out last week. Of the reports that were released, one of the standouts was nonfarm job openings, which exceeded 6 million for the first time ever. This was yet another sign that the labor market has improved… Read More NAM: Monday Economic Report