Tag: Missouri

Schnucks to host two Hiring Fairs for St. Louis Metro Area Stores

St. Louis-based grocery store, Schnucks Markets, Inc. will be hosting two job fairs for all St. Louis metro area stores starting next week. According to the grocery store, the company plans to hire on the spot for a variety of union positions which will offer flexible schedules, career advancement opportunities, competitive wages and health benefits and other perks. The company will host one of its hiring fairs in Missouri on Monday, May 7, at 8 […]

RELEASE: Spire to Host Earnings Conference Call on May 2

ST. LOUIS, April 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Spire Inc. (NYSE: SR) will host a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, May 2, to discuss our fiscal 2018 second quarter financial results. We will issue our earnings news release before the market opens that day and it will be available on our website at Investors.SpireEnergy.com under the Resources tab. To access the call, please dial the applicable phone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. Date and Time: Wednesday, […]

Democratic challenger for 2nd District earns End Citizens United endorsement

One of the Democratic challengers for 2nd Congressional District in Missouri received an endorsement on Wednesday from a national organization that supports candidates who champion campaign finance reform. Cort VanOstran, a political newcomer, and visiting lecturer at Washington University School of Law announced that he received the endorsement of End Citizens United (ECU). VanOstran is running for the 2nd Congressional District, which is currently held by Republican Congresswoman Ann Wagner who is seeking re-election. The […]

Missouri ranked among best for ROI on state, local taxes

Missouri ranked among the best nationwide in terms of return on investment for state and local taxes, according to a study by WalletHub. The site, which said it excluded the federal tax burden, ranked Missouri 7th or toward the top in terms of return on investment for state and local taxes, and 5th in total taxes per capita for those age 18 and older. In order to determine which states yield the best and worst return […]

RELEASE: Blunt touts Missouri funding priorities signed into law in government funding bill

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Appropriations Committee, released the following statement today after voting in favor of the government funding bill for this year, which provides critical resources for programs important to Missouri families and communities. The bill was signed into law today. “The government funding bill for this year focuses resources on addressing the major challenges facing our nation. First and foremost, it strengthens our national security with […]

RELEASE: DED releases February 2018 Jobs Report

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—Employment in Missouri grew by 6,600 jobs in February, while the unemployment rate remained steady at 3.7 percent. For comparison, the seasonally adjusted U.S. rate was 4.1 percent in February, and the not-adjusted rate was 4.4. Missouri’s seasonally adjusted rate has been lower than the comparable U.S. rate for 34 straight months. Nonfarm payroll employment reached 2,891,300 in February, as most industry groups grew over the month.  The largest increase was in administrative, […]

RELEASE: Missouri Kids to ‘Kick Butts’ on March 21

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Kids in Missouri will unite against tobacco use on March 21 as they join thousands of young people nationwide to mark Kick Butts Day. More than 1,000 events are planned across the United States for this annual day of youth activism, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. (See below for a list of local events.) On Kick Butts Day, kids encourage their peers to be tobacco-free, reject tobacco companies’ devious marketing and urge elected officials to […]

Full repeal of prevailing wage passes House with narrow margin

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — With just seven votes to spare, legislation that would repeal Missouri’s prevailing wage laws was given approval by the House. The bill, a House Committee Substitute for HBs 1729, 1621, 1436, would eliminate the requirement that contractors and subcontractors on public projects pay employees the prevailing wage where the project is being completed. Rep. Jeff Justus’ legislation would instead require workers to be paid the state or federal minimum wage, whichever […]

Clean Missouri opponents cite concerns of gerrymandering and appointment process, supporters point to the language as the answer

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Could the proposed Clean Missouri ballot initiative hurt the political power of minority groups like African Americans or rural voters? The answer varies, simply depending on who you ask. The movement seeking to push ethics reform across the Show-Me State is moving forward, with signature gathering efforts underway, but some opponents are saying that some of the proposed ideas could shock potential supporters. Clean Missouri is seeking to bring changes to […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Parson Attended the Funeral of Clinton Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton

(Clinton, MO) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson attended the funeral of Clinton Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton on March 12, 2018. Officer Morton, 30, lost his life in the line of duty on March 6, 2018. Lieutenant Governor Parson said, “I am deeply saddened by the death of Officer Morton. I served in law enforcement over 22 years and 12 of those years as Sheriff of Polk County. During that time, I put to rest one of […]