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MTC funding cuts could be sore spot for both St. Louis and legislators

MTC funding cuts could be sore spot for both St. Louis and legislators

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri state lawmakers are looking at making majors cuts in funding to the Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC), and it’s leaving a bad taste in some legislators’ mouths. “I understand that a lot of these companies are what are driving the engine that are actually helping the state in a certain realm,” Sen.

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Large companies and businesses could benefit from Emery’s SB 190

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In past sessions, there has been a stalemate between some business and utility interests over grid modernization legislation. However, intense negotiations this session have brought many business groups on board supporting Senator Emery’s SB 190 that would see Missouri’s utility grid brought up standards seen in the rest of the country.

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Senate passes Wasson’s job training bill before Spring Break

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Hours before leaving the Capitol for the start of Spring Break, the Missouri Senate took a final vote on a job training bill they had been working on throughout the week. Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Nixa, filed SB 10, which seeks to modify parts of the Missouri Works and Missouri Works Training programs,


Five Senate bills on economic development that aren’t right-to-work

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Right-to-work has been the single-most talked about piece of legislation during the legislative session so far, but that is nearing its end. The passage of right-to-work is all but assured; during this week’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, House Speaker Todd Richardson said the bill would reach the desk

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Missouri Chamber announces legislative priorities for 2017

Missouri can make significant gains in economic standing and opportunities for workers in 2017 By Karen Buschmann, Missouri Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Communications JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s business community has unfinished business to resolve in the 2017 Legislative Session. After nearly a decade of vetoes of labor, civil justice, unemployment insurance and workers’


The Speaker Who Will Deliver Right-to-Work

Speaker Todd Richardson will gavel the House to order Wednesday to start the 2017 legislative session, and economic development will dominate his agenda for the coming year and his final term in the General Assembly’s lower chamber. In his last two months in office, Gov. Jay Nixon has attempted to shore up his legacy by

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Haahr prepares to assume pro tem mantle at the height of Republican power

The House Republican caucus voted Nov. 9 to select new members of leadership, and the biggest decision that day came with the decision to elect Rep. Elijah Haahr, R-Springfield, to the post of Speaker Pro Tem. Haahr has been a prominent legislator within the party for years, and his service on the House Emerging Issues


Pauley, Reisch look to avoid petty politics in 44th District election

HALLSVILLE, Mo. – With two months until the November elections, many have turned off their television sets to escape the deluge of political messages or bitter attack ads that have assaulted them for the better part of the last year. Missouri has had some especially contentious races this year, and the nasty rhetoric only threatens

Catherine Hanaway speaks at a campaign stop in Holts Summit July 7, 2016.

Hanaway outlines economic plan in Holts Summit

HOLTS SUMMIT, Mo. – Republican gubernatorial candidate Catherine Hanaway kicked off what she’s calling her ‘Show Me Jobs Tour’ Thursday in Eureka to highlight her economic policies. Hanaway will meet with leaders from Missouri businesses, including one stop she made in Holts Summit at Pro Foods Systems headquarters which is best known as the parent

Gov. Jay Nixon greets representatives as he enters the House chamber for his final State of the State speech, Jan. 20, 2016. (Travis Zimpfer/Missouri Times)

Nixon to tour European nations with legislators

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon is heading out of the country again this month, this time to tour three European countries. From July 8 to July 16, Nixon will travel to the United Kingdom, Ireland and Switzerland in another economic development trip. Most recently, Nixon travelled to Cuba in late May to explore agricultural