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Honor Women’s History Month: Work for Change 

Honor Women’s History Month: Work for Change 

  by Wendy Doyle, President & CEO, Women’s Foundation For 25 years the Women’s Foundation has promoted equity and opportunity for women of all ages.  We’ve worked for change through research, philanthropy, and more recently, policy solutions.  In honor of Women’s History Month, we celebrate the women who have come before us with a fresh

Supreme Court’s ruling on St. Louis minimum wage increase threatens jobs

  Jefferson City, MO (February 28, 2017) – Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM), the state’s oldest general business trade association, is upset with another activist decision by the Missouri Supreme Court allowing St. Louis to increase its minimum wage above the state minimum wage. “Despite the liberal Supreme Court’s gross misinterpretation of state statute, money

Missouri Chamber disappointed in ruling that allows patchwork of inconsistent workplace laws across our state

JEFFERSON CITY —A law that ensures consistent workplace standards across Missouri has been jeopardized by a Missouri Supreme Court ruling today. This law, and many others, are now in question as the Supreme Court reached back to overturn a 1998 law in order to allow St. Louis City to raise its minimum wage.   “The

The "liquor war" quickly has become one of the most lobbied issues of this session with at least 34 lobbyists involved, not counting firms.

Politicians’ efforts to help an out-of-state liquor store may hurt Missouri families

More than one dozen liquor bills in the Missouri General Assembly have popped up this year; most have the unintended consequence of making it easier for Missouri’s young people to have exposure to advertising, merchandise, and shipments of alcohol directly to their homes. Most particularly troubling is legislation regarding advertising, coupons and rewards programs for

SEIU Missouri State Council Endorses Treasurer Tishaura Jones for Mayor

Thousands of St. Louis working families support Jones’ vision for a fairer, more inclusive city ST. LOUIS – Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Missouri State Council endorsed St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones in the race for mayor. SEIU represents more than 4,000 working people across St. Louis. “Tishaura Jones is the only candidate

Letter to the Editor: End the Durbin Amendment to help hardworking Americans

By Brad Douglas, President/CEO of Heartland Credit Union Association Sometimes well-intentioned laws unintentionally hurt those who can least afford to take a hit.  At this time of change for those in the middle class, we must focus on making a positive impact on people’s financial futures.  Credit unions are here to help, but common sense changes

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Letter to the Editor: Monopoly electric utilities are at it again

Over 40 high paid lobbyists employed by Ameren, KCP&L and other electric providers have once again descended upon the capitol building. Their mission is to convince legislators to force the Public Service Commission (PSC) to change their rate making authority and oversight of these money hungry monopolies with passage of Senate Bill 190. Widely known

MPUA promotes Lawson to vice president

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA) has promoted Ewell Lawson to the position of Vice President of Government Affairs, Communications, and Member Relations. Since 2007, Lawson has served MPUA as Manager of Government Relations and Member Services, overseeing MPUA’s legislative activities and the organization’s services to members. He is a member of the

ACLU of Missouri Supports Password Protection Bill

 SB316 protects the right to privacy, free speech for students, employees and tenants across Missouri   The ACLU of Missouri supports Senate Bill 316, which protects the constitutional right to privacy by ensuring that schools, employers and landlords are not forcing Missourians to reveal their social media passwords. “This bill is vital to Missouri’s ability to