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RELEASE: Governor Greitens Aannounces rural growth plan

Today, Governor Eric Greitens outlined his plan to use newly available funds to bring more jobs and opportunity to rural Missouri. The package focuses on rural broadband, clean water initiatives, and infrastructure improvements to ports. Statement from Governor Greitens: “Missouri’s rural communities have been ignored for too long. I’m proud to put forward this rural growth plan, because I believe Missourians in rural towns across the state need us to invest in and fight for […]

RELEASE: Community leaders express support for Governor Greitens’ tax plan for working families

Several of the state and nation’s prominent business and community leaders offered their support for tax relief for working families following Gov. Eric Greitens speech Monday. This bold and responsible plan results in a tax cut for 97% of Missouri taxpayers. For 380,000 working-class Missourians, their tax burden will be completely eliminated. Gov. Greitens’ plan will give Missouri the 2nd lowest corporate income tax rate in the country, of states that have a corporate income tax. Ray […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens announces new proposal to fund key infrastructure projects

Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced his proposal for a new state program to provide communities with matching funds for infrastructure improvements that will help create jobs. Statement from Governor Greitens: “Our top priority is more jobs and higher pay for the people of Missouri. When I’m talking with people about how to bring more paychecks and bigger paychecks to Missouri, they often tell me that we need better infrastructure. We’re working every day to bring […]

Rep. Berry files bill to cap electric rates and modernize Missouri’s energy grid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After calls from several consumer groups in the Show-Me State for a utility rate cap, it seems that the legislation to create such a policy is primed for debate in the next legislative session. Rep. T.J. Berry pre-filed a bill that would cap the average electric rate increases to three percent annually. “Historically, low-energy costs have been a tremendous advantage to the Missouri economy and workers,” said Berry, R-Kearney. “But every […]

Missouri ranked 49th in legal climate, new laws not reflected in rankings

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s attempts to resolve issues in the state’s legal climate this session have now taken effect, but a new ranking by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform still has the Show-Me State listed as one of the worst in the nation. The rankings, published this week, place Missouri as 49th in the U.S. in damages, trial judge impartiality, and jury fairness. St. Louis is once again singled out as “one […]