The Senate Interim Committee on Illegal Immigration conducted its second meeting to examine varying aspects of illegal immigration in Missouri.
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The report details many different parts of Missouri’s economic growth. The most intriguing number might be the one for seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. The rate this month is at 2.8% which is down from May's rate of 3.1%.
On Thursday night, four candidates running in the Republican primary for Congressional District (CD) 4 took to the stage at the University of Central Missouri's Warrensburg campus. The four candidates are hoping to replace Rep. Vicky Hartzler in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The goal of the Interim Committee is to understand and identify ways to discourage illegal immigration and capture revenues the state is missing from the underground economy.
"A job is about more than just a paycheck — it’s about taking responsibility for yourself and your family."
GOP Rep. Jim Murphy has requested House Speaker Rob Vescovo form an interim committee on immigration reform, following months of frustration over what he said is the Labor Department’s inaction over reports of undocumented workers in Missouri.
"If we want Missouri to spur entrepreneurship, launch more unicorn startups, and reap the benefits of more high-quality jobs and new economic investment, the state needs to increase its investment in MTC this legislative session."
“We have two projects in New Madrid teed up and ready to go when the legislature approves the rural jobs program,” Richard McGill, the city administrator of New Madrid, said. “We are competing with Tennessee on one and with Ohio on the other, and frankly, this program is the final piece we need to compete and put people to work right now.”
"I will always stand up for public safety and first responders."
"Their endorsement ensures she’s the candidate who can’t be beat."