Day: November 29, 2017

Treasurer Schmitt talks tax reform on Fox Business Network

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt appeared on Fox Business Network’s Varney and Company Wednesday morning to talk about President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan, just hours before the President landed for his second visit to the Show-Me State. Schmitt spoke about the reform bills, saying he hoped U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill would vote for the tax cut but said that Missourians are “prepared to be disappointed.” Schmitt spoke about the tax cuts […]

RELEASE: New numbers show Missouri well below national average on pay gap

WASHINGTON — Missouri women now make an average of 79.4 percent of the weekly earnings of their male counterparts per new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. BLS Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Stanley W. Suchman noted that the 2016 women’s-to-men’s earnings ratio in Missouri rose 2.1 percentage points from the previous year. Nationwide, women earned $749 per week or 81.9 percent of the $915 median for men. The women’s-to-men’s earnings ratio in Missouri reached a […]

RELEASE: SBA Administrator McMahon Echoes President’s Tax Reform Message in Missouri

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — SBA Administrator Linda McMahon released the following statement regarding President Trump’s speech in St. Charles, Missouri this afternoon. The President, Administrator McMahon, Secretary Mnuchin, Members of Congress and other federal officials were in St. Charles today, where the President spoke on the tax-reform effort currently underway in Washington. “In my role as SBA Administrator, I’ve been traveling across the nation meeting with small businesses owners, so that I can […]

RELEASE: Centene, Schnucks And People’s Health Centers Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Ferguson Clinic

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) along with its Missouri subsidiary, Home State Health, and their partners, Schnuck Markets Inc. and Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers, hosted a grand opening of a full-service health center located within the Schnucks supermarket in Ferguson, Missouri. Leaders from the organizations participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The People’s Healthcare Services Clinic by Home State Health will begin serving patients this afternoon. […]

Governor’s commissioners pass draft motion to not fund tax credits in FY2019

COLUMBIA, Mo. – At the rescheduled Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) meeting Friday, six men voted in an executive suite at the Holiday Inn to support a draft motion to not issues tax credits for FY2019. Over an estimated 150-200 people, ranging from tax credit housing residents, lawmakers, and stakeholders looked on as only Lt. Gov. Mike Parson and state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis City, spoke more than briefly about what tax credits meant to […]

St. Louis-based construction company completes 50th store in five years for fashion boutique Altar’d State

A St. Louis-based construction company has completed construction on its 50th store they’ve built for a fashion boutique chain in five years. Knoebel Construction announced that the 50th Altar’d State boutique store has finished in Lone Tree, Colo. The construction company has worked with the retail chain since its inception in 2012 and has assisted construction for their retail stores across 26 states in the country. According to Knoebel Construction, the building of these unique […]

RELEASE: Blunt Response to President Trump’s Speech in St. Charles, Missouri

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement following President Trump’s speech in St. Charles, Mo.: “As President Trump made clear today, fixing our broken tax code is about two things: helping hardworking Missouri families keep more of what they earn and ensuring there are more opportunities and better-paying jobs for every American. I’ve heard from countless Missouri families, small business owners, and manufacturers about the challenges they face with our outdated tax code. They […]

Missouri Supreme Court to consider appeal in multimillion-dollar Clayton Oil Company case

The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday, Dec. 6 will consider wether or not to grant a Clayton-based oil company an appeal over a multi-million dollar judgement awarded in June 2015. According to court documents, a St. Louis County jury decided against Apex Oil Inc. owner Tony Novelly in a case involving profit distributions at a Clayton high-rise at 8182 Maryland Ave. The jury awarded Novelly’s business partners a total of $5.6 million, half of which was […]

RELEASE: New Mobile Health Screening Unit to debut at Wellston Transit Center

Bi-State Development, in partnership with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, will introduce a new Mobile Health Screening Unit on Dec. 1. The mobile unit, called Links 2 Health, will serve four Metro transit centers in North St. Louis County. Bi-State Development through its not-for-profit enterprise, the Bi-State Development Research Institute, received a $940,000 federal grant to fund a pilot program to bring basic health screenings to transit riders and the communities surrounding […]

RELEASE: Edward Jones named one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Edward Jones has been named one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Parents, ranked by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine.  The firm ranked No. 6 on the list of 50 companies. This accolade was based on more than 440,000 employee surveys from organizations nationwide. It considered 50-plus factors that contribute to team members’ success, with a strong emphasis on the well-being of co-workers raising children. “Creating a […]