Tag: columbia

RELEASE: Missouri Airbnb Hosts Earned $28.8 Million, Welcomed 289,000 Guests in 2017

Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced today that its Missouri host community earned a combined $28.8 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 289,000 guest arrivals to the state in 2017. The 289,000 guest arrivals to Missouri via Airbnb represents 126% year-over-year growth. This comes as Missouri homeowners increasingly embrace the home sharing platform as an opportunity to earn supplemental income and make ends meet. There are now 6,300 Missouri hosts who […]

Fitzpatrick: Tax reform debate making it hard to estimate revenues

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick is gearing up for his second year as the House Budget chair, and following an impressive first session, the Republican lawmaker knows that the next fiscal year will be just as trying, if not more. Fun fact: House Budget Chair @FitzpatrickMO is #MizzouMade and, at 30 yrs old, is among the youngest state budget leaders in the country. #moleg @Mizzou @COMOChamber pic.twitter.com/cqvvYpqivv — Stuart Murray (@murraystu) November 14, 2017 […]

Fitzpatrick: Tax reform debate making it hard to estimate revenues

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick is gearing up for his second year as the House Budget chair, and following an impressive first session, the Republican lawmaker knows that the next fiscal year will be just as trying, if not more. The problem that Fitzpatrick sees right off the bat is this: trying to estimate revenues for the next fiscal year. It’s an issue that can be somewhat difficult each year, but for the next […]

Governor pitches Missouri to Amazon, touting hyperloop and the future

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Who wants Amazon’s second headquarters in their city? Basically everyone. Missourians and cities across the nation have utilized several different avenues in their attempt to draw the attention of Amazon, including Kansas City Mayor Sly James’ reviewing of Amazon products, Tucson’s sending of a 21-foot saguaro cactus, or Stonecrest, Ga.’s offer to build a city and name it after the company, but the latest pitch from Missouri is looking to “be […]

Legal victory paves the way for three abortion clinics

By Michael Layer  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Four judges in the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit denied a request Monday afternoon that would have prevented Planned Parenthood from opening health clinics in Springfield, Joplin, and Columbia. The court’s decision affirms an earlier injunction which allows the facilities to pursue licenses after an inspection. Attorney General Josh Hawley attempted to suspend the injunction by appealing for an emergency stay on September 27. “I am […]