Tag: Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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 Chamber sues for right to contribute to its own PAC

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It hasn’t yet been a year since Missouri voters passed Amendment 2, a campaign contribution reform measure seeking to place restrictions on how money can be donated or maneuvered in the realm of Missouri elections, but it’s already led to a number of legal challenges in the Show-Me State. Now, one more can be added to the list, as the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday filed a lawsuit […]

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 […]

Experts urge companies to beef up systems at Missouri Chamber’s Cybersecurity Summit

COLUMBIA, Mo. – As the threat of cybersecurity continues to loom in today’s digital age, both Missouri’s public and private sectors have turned their eyes to finding ways to not only address the threat but also find ways to prevent attacks. A number of national experts gathered at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday to discuss the issue of cyber hacking and share proactive solutions with Missouri businesses. The Cybersecurity Summit, hosted by the Missouri Chamber of […]