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Nixon signs tip tax bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon signed SB 336 yesterday, which seeks to protect businesses from false personal income tax reports from employees. “Should Missouri businesses be held accountable when their employees falsely report their personal income tax?” asked the Missouri Chamber of Commerce in a statement. “A recent […]

Nicklas starts new consulting firm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Dawn Nicklas, a thirty-year capital veteran, has ventured to start her own lobbying firm after working for Burton-Liese for the last ten years. Nicklas got her start working with Harry Gallagher and Bill Gamble tracking legislation in a time before computers were used to track legislation. When GovWatch […]

Rain and flooding impacting Missouri plantings

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rivers throughout Missouri are moderately flooded thanks to heavy rains, and many are thankful that the rivers are finally receding. However, the persistent rain and flooding has already impacted corn and soy plantings, the two largest crops in Missouri. From Northeast Missouri down to Southeast Missouri, […]

Opposition heats up on St. Louis minimum wage proposal

Saint Louis, Mo. — Less than two weeks after St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announced a plan to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15/hour by 2020, groups representing various businesses in the area are coming out in opposition. Earlier this week, the Missouri Restaurant Association published the results of […]