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Holden backs Trump’s pick for China ambassador

Holden backs Trump’s pick for China ambassador

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – News broke in early December that President-elect Donald Trump selected Terry Branstad to serve as the U.S. ambassador to China. “Governor Branstad obviously is Iowa’s longest-serving governor, someone who has considerable public policy experience but also someone who has a lot of experience and great grasp of trade issues, agriculture issues,

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.

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Greitens puts freeze on all ‘job-killing’ regulations with executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just 24 hours after being sworn in, Gov. Eric Greitens has signed another executive order. On Tuesday, the governor appeared in a Facebook video, standing in his office, surrounded by boxes which he said were full of regulations that Missourians have to deal with. Gov. Greitens said his latest executive order

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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’


NEW AD: Number One Priority

On the heels of Labor Day, the gubernatorial campaign of Eric Greitens has released a new ad stating Greitens’ “Number One Priority” as governor would be jobs. Missourians are hungry for quality jobs. We all know that a job isn’t only a paycheck. A quality job allows you to buy your son or daughter shoes when

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Ethanol bill passes House with bipartisan support

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A bill to extend the sunset period on the ethanol producer incentive fund passed the House Tuesday afternoon with bipartisan support, though it received pushback from some of the more conservative members of the body. HB 1413, proposed by Rep. Jay Houghton, R-Martinsburg, extended the sunset date to the end of

Senate makes final push to keep NGA in St. Louis

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A resolution from Sen. Joe Keaveny, D-St. Louis, urging the federal government to keep the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in Missouri was adopted Monday night by a near unanimous vote. The NGA is currently looking for a new location to expand its operations and is choosing between sites for a new


November jobs report released by DED

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Department of Economic Development (DED) released the jobs report for Nov. 2015 on Tuesday, showing a decrease in unemployment. Missouri’s unemployment rate was at 5 percent, but now sits at 4.7 percent – a drop of three-tenths of a point. Missouri had the 25th lowest unemployment rate in the country

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Public-private partnership driving STL NGA-West HQ bid

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft Environmental Impact State this morning on the four potential sites for the new headquarters for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). NGA is headquartered in Springfield, Va. and has two major locations in St. Louis and Arnold, Mo. The NGA’s new facility would expand its current

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Diehl announces action on jobs, Rams stadium, transportation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — House Speaker John Diehl, R-Town and Country, told reporters today that his office had instructed several lawmakers and committees to take action on transportation, jobs, and a study of the economic impact of NFL teams in Missouri. Diehl announced all three moves to reporters today following House adjournment. Diehl is asking