Category: Policy

RELEASE: New Rankings Highlight the Need to Reduce Occupational Licensing Barriers in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Women’s Foundation today issued the following statement regarding a new report showing that Missouri’s occupational licensing laws for lower-income occupations are the 22nd most burdensome in the nation. “Starting a new career or business is hard enough without the added headache of wading through unnecessary and expensive […]

Twenty mayors plead MHDC to not eliminate LIHTC

Mayors tout low-income housing tax credit as a vital tool for disadvantaged residents JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Mayors from across the state wrote a letter to Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) touting the value of Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) developments in their town. Six of eight MHDC commissioners […]

Nucor to build new micro mill in Sedalia, creating more than 250 jobs

SEDALIA, Mo. – A new rebar micro mill is headed to Missouri, and it’s being backed by the largest steel producer in the nation. The company, Nucor, announced that it will be investing at least $250 million to build the mill in Sedalia, creating 255 full-time jobs paying an average […]

Hepatitis C cure allowed with state Medicaid after lawsuit

ST. LOUIS – A life-saving medicine that cures hepatitis C will now be available to the thousands of Missouri Medicaid recipients suffering from the disease. The decision to allow the medicine was permitted after litigation against the Missouri Department of Social Services (MDSS) brought by three Medicaid recipients represented by […]

Greitens’ attempt to oust Board of Education commissioner flounders in tied vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a stunning turn of events, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens received a loss in his attempt to supplant the current Board of Education commissioner in the Show-Me State. More than 50 superintendents from across the state attending the Jefferson City meeting on Tuesday to protest and […]

Governor removes another school board member hours before commissioner vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens has withdrawn yet another appointee to the Missouri State Board of Education just hours before a Tuesday morning meeting set to decide the fate of Commissioner Margie Vandeven. Gov. Greitens had appointed five new members to the board, with the intent of voting […]

Missouri Retailers Association calls for compromise with energy legislation

MRA seeks three percent rate cap for utilities JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Retailers Association has long opposed legislation they felt would make it easier to increase utility rates, but now the organization is saying they will support some energy legislation – with a few conditions. In a letter […]

Governor’s commissioners pass draft motion to not fund tax credits in FY2019

COLUMBIA, Mo. – At the rescheduled Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) meeting Friday, six men voted in an executive suite at the Holiday Inn to support a draft motion to not issues tax credits for FY2019. Over an estimated 150-200 people, ranging from tax credit housing residents, lawmakers, and stakeholders looked […]

Greitens appoints 27 members to child protection boards

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is looking to provide some aid in the mission to protect children across the state. The Republican governor on Thursday announced the appointments of 27 individuals to serve on a number of boards, including the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Boards, Children’s […]