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AIM board heads to the Capitol for legislative day

AIM board heads to the Capitol for legislative day

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Associated Industries of Missouri Board of Directors visited multiple legislators in the Capitol Wednesday as part of an informal legislative day. Ray McCarty, the president of the organization, said the board usually holds meetings twice a year – one in April and one in November – and they decided to

Business community optimistic about future of Missouri’s economy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a capitalist, free-market think tank, released a study Monday naming Missouri as the 24th ranked state in terms of economic outlook, despite ranking 41st in economic performance. The conservative organization mainly examined tax policy, scoring states with lower tax rates for businesses and individuals higher. Jonathan

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Tort reform measure could have significant impact on Missouri Human Rights Act

NAACP leader cut off during testimony JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Special Committee on Litigation Reform heard another major tort reform measure Monday, one which would rewrite the Missouri Human Rights Act. The three bills, which will likely be rolled into one piece of legislation, offered by Reps. Kevin Austin, Joe Don McGaugh and Dean

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Amendment 3: A Week in Review

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With Election Day just around the corner, candidates and causes are making their final pushes and pleas to voters. Amendment 3, the Early Childhood Education Act, is arguably the most contentious measure on the ballot this cycle, and it had a similarly busy week. Amendment 3 earns more endorsements Amendment 3

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Amendment 3 gets support of industry’s biggest voice in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Business leaders threw their weight behind Amendment 3 at a press conference in Jefferson City Tuesday. Ray McCarty, president and CEO of the Associated Industries of Missouri, and Dave Overfelt, the president of the Missouri Retailers Association, met with Yes on 3 for Kids spokesman Jack Cardetti and members of the

AIM marks legislative victories of 2016 session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM) has thanked members of the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives for getting several bills they endorsed “across the finish line” before the end of the legislative session last week. AIM president Ray McCarty highlighted a handful of bills that reached the governor’s desk before the

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Expert witness bill heads to the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate passed SB 591, sponsored by Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, was passed by the Senate Thursday morning 20-10 – one of the first bills through the Senate in 2016. The perfected bill hopes to provide the same standards for trial evidence that is required in federal courts and 40 other

Chamber testifies in support of ‘expert’ expert witness bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Both Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, and Rep. Kevin Corlew, R-Kansas City, have filed similar bills which seek to clarify and standardize merit for what an expert witness is considered in the court of law. Parson’s bill, SB 591, was heard in committee yesterday. SB 591 would provide the same high standards for trial

Corlew hopes to verify expert testimony is actually expert

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Kevin Corlew, R-Kansas City, pre-filed a bill last week that would modify certain provisions intended to make expert witness testimony in court cases more reliable. Corlew is basing this bill, HB 1676, on the Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals U.S. Supreme Court decision of 1993, which created new standards for expert

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Schmitt files significant tax cut bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, pre-filed legislation Tuesday that aims to accelerate personal income tax cuts as well as business income deductions across the state. Schmitt says both of these measures will help workers and business owners within Missouri to keep more of their earnings. “We need to continue reforming our tax

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