Category: Business

Hawthorn Foundation brings Greitens to Europe for second trade mission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens announced he will leave for a trade mission to Switzerland and the United Kingdom, financed by the Hawthorn Foundation. Greitens is expected to meet with industry leaders, some of which will be in the professional service and manufacturing sectors. This will be his […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of October 8, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens made several media appearances in the week of October 8-13, 2017, to include posting a video with Luke Bryan, allegedly blocking a resident because of an emoji, and made a pitch to Amazon on Twitter – only for it to be quickly deleted. […]

Galloway: Inaccurate fiscal notes worsen ‘budget crisis in Missouri’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit report Wednesday morning, evaluating the cost to the state of tax exemptions over the past couple years and estimating their longterm effects. According to the report, many of the fiscal notes predicting the cost of a bill are inaccurate and […]

Missouri Hyperloop Coalition conducting hyper loop study

KANSAS CITY – The Missouri Department of Transportation, along with the St. Louis Regional Chamber, Kansas City Tech Council, University of Missouri System, and the Missouri Innovation Center in Columbia have announced the creation of the Missouri Hyperloop Coalition. The coalition is designed to conduct a study to determine the […]

Buchanan County commissioner announces campaign for SD 34

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The current Buchanan County presiding commissioner, Harry Roberts, is officially tossing his hat in the ring to replace the term-limited Sen. Rob. Schaaf as the senator for District 34. “I’m a small business owner and a conservative who got involved in politics to give back to our […]

Threat assessment amendment depends on utilities bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a frayed relationship with Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has threatened to strike America with an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack – a move that could cripple the United States’ electric grid. Missouri, as well as other states in America, is vulnerable to EMP […]

Missouri Supreme Court denies transfer of right-to-work cases

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Opponents of right-to-work picked up another win on Thursday as the Missouri Supreme Court denied the transfer of two pending cases seeking to block a referendum and proposed ballot initiative from landing on the November 2018 ballot. The Supreme Court denied the requests to take up […]

Bernskoetter kicks off SD 6 campaign

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Mike Bernskoetter kicked off his campaign for SD 6 with a pork steak dinner attended by over 800 Tuesday night. Bernskoetter was elected to the Missouri House in 2010 and has served on Agriculture business policy committees since arrived. He served as the chair of […]

AFL-CIO announces national convention in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – The AFL-CIO announced that it will be holding its 2017 national convention on October 22-25 at America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis. The convention is expected to allow union advocates to strategize for labor reform, under the theme “Join Together. Fight Together. Win Together.” A several […]

Renovate America’s business practices reportedly being looked at by FBI, SEC

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Utilizing green energy technologies is getting easier, but new information about an FBI inquiry into a California contractor who has worked with the largest provider of energy-saving home improvement loans has raised questions. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Securities […]