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Rep. Mark Ellebracht reads his letter asking Gov. Eric Greitens to veto SB 43 May 10, 2017. (Travis ZImpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Democrats ask Greitens to veto discrimination bill

Democrats ask Greitens to veto discrimination bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Democrats made one final, desperate attempt to defeat SB 43 Wednesday morning by gathering outside of Gov. Eric Greitens’ office to deliver letters urging him to veto the bill. Each representative wrote their own letters stating their opposition to the legislation. Rep. Mark Ellebracht read from his own letter, elucidating


St. Louis minimum wage increase takes effect Friday

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis City will raise its minimum wage to $10 an hour as the clock strikes midnight May 5. Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer lifted the injunction on the city ordinance that will bring the wage increase into effect. The bill will eventually cap out at $11/hour as of Jan. 1 , 2018. Minimum

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Omnibus education bill includes remedial education program, civics requirement

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – An omnibus education bill drawing praise from different groups across the state was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jay Nixon. While the underlying bill adds civics to high school testing requirements, some of the other provisions added as amendments during session were singled out for praise. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce


Chamber endorses Clean Line project

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Grain Belt Express Clean Line will move towards approval with key support from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry after the chamber offered its endorsement of the project Monday. While final approval rests with the Public Service Commission, the chamber’s endorsement praises the potential economic benefits of the transmission

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Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board fails state audit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board has failed a state audit, drawing the ire of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In a report released Tuesday, state auditor Nicole Galloway said the board was, “not functional and is not achieving its primary objective of monitoring regulations that impact small businesses.”

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Thursday: Chamber hosting Conference on Transportation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host the Missouri Conference on Transportation Thursday at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., with presentations beginning at 8:30 a.m. Pivoting the transportation debate as the center discussion, the Chamber will be hosting Stephen Miller, chairman of the Missouri Highways

100+ List 2015

100+ List: Part 3

We have compiled our 2015 list of the 100+ people in the Missouri public policy process you need to know. A few changes have been made this year – media and legislative staff are not included, unless they were engaged as a campaign consultant as well. By no means is this the complete list, and