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Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr introduces legislation to ensure Missouri businesses and occupations are protected from burdensome regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –House Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr filed legislation this week to ensure Missouri workers and businesses are protected from burdensome regulations that could stifle their growth, and the growth of the state’s economy. Haahr filed HB 609 to require a heightened burden be met before the state creates any new occupational licenses.

Release: Mike Parson Receives MCA Cattleman of the Year Award

OSAGE BEACH, MISSOURI (Jan. 10, 2017) – The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) named Mike Parson, Bolivar, the Cattleman of the Year during the 49th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show. Parson is a longtime member of MCA and a true advocate of Missouri’s agricultural industry. Parson was raised on a farm in Hickory

Missouri Municipal League: Moving Missouri Cities Forward in 2017

Cities Working With New Leadership to Preserve Local Services and Strengthen Communities JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri cities look forward to working with new state and federal leadership to strengthen Missouri communities. “Local government is the closest form of government that affects a Missouri family day in and day out,” said Riverside Mayor Kathy Rose.

Release: Appointments made to the Missouri Arts Council

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo-Today, the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced the following appointments to the Missouri Arts Council: Mark Sappington, of Kansas City; Connie Burkhardt, of Frontenac; Natasia Sexton, of Jefferson City; Chris Pieper, of Columbia; William L. Miller Jr., of St. Louis; John Mollenkamp, of Jefferson City; and Nola Ruth, of Columbia. DED

Release: Astellas names Debra Flores director of State Government Affairs in the Midwest

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan.3, 2017 — Astellas today announced that Debra Flores has been named director, State Government Affairs, in the Midwest region. In this role, Flores will lead Astellas’ state and local government affairs initiatives in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. She will be responsible for all political and advocacy activities within

Release: MSHP Troop G Canine Retires

Captain Mark G. Inman, commanding officer, Troop G, Willow Springs, announces the canine assigned to Troop G is retiring.Dak, a six-year-old German shepherd has worked in Troop G for the past five years and will retire due to his handler transferring to another position within the Patrol. Dak, a six-year-old German shepherd has worked in