Tag: Ray McCarty

Missouri groups lead charge against flawed classification of herbicide

Associated Industries of Missouri, Missouri Chamber of Commerce, Missouri Farm Bureau, and St. Louis-based National Corn Growers Association join other groups targeting classification they say would devastate American food supply, economies FRESNO, Calif. – Agriculture groups from across the country Wednesday joined forces to file a lawsuit in federal court against […]

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 […]

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 […]

AIM board heads to the Capitol for legislative day

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Associated Industries of Missouri Board of Directors visited multiple legislators in the Capitol Wednesday as part of an informal legislative day. Ray McCarty, the president of the organization, said the board usually holds meetings twice a year – one in April and one in November […]

Business community optimistic about future of Missouri’s economy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a capitalist, free-market think tank, released a study Monday naming Missouri as the 24th ranked state in terms of economic outlook, despite ranking 41st in economic performance. The conservative organization mainly examined tax policy, scoring states with lower tax rates for […]

Amendment 3 gets support of industry’s biggest voice in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Business leaders threw their weight behind Amendment 3 at a press conference in Jefferson City Tuesday. Ray McCarty, president and CEO of the Associated Industries of Missouri, and Dave Overfelt, the president of the Missouri Retailers Association, met with Yes on 3 for Kids spokesman Jack […]

AIM marks legislative victories of 2016 session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM) has thanked members of the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives for getting several bills they endorsed “across the finish line” before the end of the legislative session last week. AIM president Ray McCarty highlighted a handful of bills that reached […]

Senate perfects measure to strengthen expert witness standards

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate perfected SB 591, sponsored by Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar,Tuesday evening – one of the first bills to advance in the Senate in 2016. The perfected bill hopes to provide the same standards for trial evidence that is required in federal courts and 40 other states. Called the Daubert standard, […]

Corlew hopes to verify expert testimony is actually expert

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Kevin Corlew, R-Kansas City, pre-filed a bill last week that would modify certain provisions intended to make expert witness testimony in court cases more reliable. Corlew is basing this bill, HB 1676, on the Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals U.S. Supreme Court decision of 1993, which […]