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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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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

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Senate perfects measure to strengthen expert witness standards

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate perfected SB 591, sponsored by Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar,Tuesday evening – one of the first bills to advance in 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 states. Called the Daubert standard, it ensures that only evidence

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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Missouri to join lawsuit against EPA’s emissions regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the support of the Associated Industries of Missouri, Attorney General Chris Koster announced Friday in Branson he will join the lawsuit suing the EPA for issuing new limits on carbon emissions in each state. The new regulations were issued in August under the authority of the “Clean Air Act.” They

100+ List 2015

100+ List, Part 12

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

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