Category: Business

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 […]

Missouri Community Colleges Association awards six legislators

BRANSON, Mo. – The Missouri Community Colleges Association (MCCA)’s convention and trade show, four legislators were awarded on Thursday evening for their support of Missouri Community Colleges. Rep. Jean Evans, Rep. John Weimann, Rep. Sandy Crawford, Rep. David Wood, and Sen. John Rizzo were recognized for their work in the […]

Hawley issues Civil Investigative Demands to opioid distributers

Attorney General also remarks on PDMP JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri attorney general Josh Hawley has issued three civil investigative demands to the three drug distributing companies – Amerisource Bergen Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc., and McKesson Corporation. Combined, these three companies made more than $400 billion last year and account […]

Brad Bakker announces HD 84 campaign

ST. LOUIS – Brad Bakker, associate attorney at Armstrong Teasdale, has announced his candidacy for HD 84. As of writing, no other candidate has officially announced that they are running in the heavily Democratic district. Rep. Karla May currently represents HD 84 and faces term limits. She has run unopposed […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of October 21, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The week of October 21-27, 2017 for Governor Eric Greitens was dominated by his speculation for national office, his use of campaign funds to bring a potential school board member to Missouri, and an unanswered call for a special session to find a solution to fund […]

Hill tapped to lead new committee looking into stabilizing Missouri’s health insurance market

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – What direction should health care take in the Show-Me State? That’s the question that will be put to a newly-formed committee following President Donald Trump’s executive order. House Speaker Todd Richardson on Thursday announced the creation of the Interim Committee Stabilizing Missouri’s Health Insurance Markets to […]

St. Louis convention prepares unions to ‘kick ass when time comes’

ST. LOUIS – National and international union groups have poured into St. Louis for the national AFL-CIO convention. President of the Missouri AFL-CIO Mike Louis was among some of the representatives to welcome the various labor factions to St. Louis. He mentioned that despite several laws which have put pressure […]

AFL-CIO delegates leave conference to stand with Black Lives Matter

ST. LOUIS – This year’s national convention of the AFL-CIO took an interesting turn when delegates left the convention to join activists from Black Lives Matter in protesting. The activists, numbering a couple dozen, stood outside of the America’s Center Convention Complex on Saturday after having been refused entry into […]

Buy Missouri is ‘first of many’ from Lt. Governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lt. Governor Mike Parson will be traveling the Show-Me state next week to promote buying locally made products. Tyler Habiger, the spokesperson for the Lt. Governor’s Office, said that his campaign will be the “first of many” phases to promote Missouri produced goods. “We’re trying to roll […]