Category: Regulations

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Corporate Apportionment laws may help provide the ‘stable, business friendly environment’ Amazon wants

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the deadline quickly approaches for cities across the U.S. and Canada to submit their applications for consideration for the new Amazon headquarters, many are looking inwards to assess Amazon’s criteria. Among other things, Amazon is asking for cities to “identify incentive programs available for the […]

Little-known provision in Uber bill releases non-emergency medical transportation from burdensome regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Transportation networking companies scored a major victory with the passage of HB 130, better known as the Uber bill, during the past legislative session. But a little-known component of the bill has big implications for another group besides ride-sharing companies; one single sentence, added to the […]