Category: Business

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 […]

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 […]

How a left-wing Massachusetts company infiltrated the Department of Economic Development

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Marsha Haefner, chairman of the House Fiscal Oversight Committee, plans to question state government bureaucracy over hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars in payments to a Massachusetts company, Regional Economic Models Incorporated (REMI). REMI, an east coast corporation out of Massachusetts has ties to extremist […]

RELEASE: New Report Ranks Missouri as the 43rd Worst State for Occupational Licensing

Job-Killing Licensing: How Does Missouri Rank? State occupational licensing laws force more American workers than ever to get a government permission slip before getting a job—and these laws are often overly burdensome, irrational and arbitrary, according to a new national study. The study finds that Missouri imposes heavy licensing burdens […]

MHFRC approves over $40 million in new application, $143 million in extensions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In their first meeting since September, the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee (MHRFC) approved funding for over $40 million in new applications to construct or improve health facilities. The committee also issued extensions for health facilities projects worth over $143 million. Of the applications that were […]

Government jobs increased under Greitens? New data says yes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Before taking office, Governor Eric Greitens campaigned on the promise of bringing more jobs to the Show-Me State while downsizing state government. But new numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that job numbers in the private sector are not growing at the same […]

Eigel proposing reducing income tax from 5.9% to 4.8% for small business owners

MERA proposal seeks to reduce tax burden for all incomes, reducing income tax and increasing gas tax ST. CHARLES, Mo. – State Senator Bill Eigel, R-St. Charles, will file the Missouri Economic Relief Act (MERA), hoping to re-align government spending priorities by decreasing the income tax and increasing fuel use […]