Tag: Missouri

Updates to FDA regulations, and voting methods heard at STL County Council meeting

The St. Louis County Council was busy on Tuesday night hearing about new legislation regarding upgrades to the county’s FDA food model regulations, voting procedure and a proposed time change for the weekly meeting’s starting time. One piece of legislation introduced by Councilman Sam Page, would accept and appropriate a grant for $20,000 from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for completion of a New Food Code Implementation Project to efficiently manage the environmental […]

How will federal tax reform affect Missouri?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Congress has crossed the I’s and dotted the T’s with their latest version of tax reform legislation, and the signature by President Donald Trump has officially finalized the $1.5 trillion federal tax overhaul package. The sweeping reform is some of the largest cuts in the nation’s history, the largest rewrite of the federal tax code since the Reagan administration. The tax reform package could mean most Americans will see […]

Missouri Farmers and Ranchers Optimistic Heading into 2018

By Eric Bohl, director of public affairs for Missouri Farm Bureau, the state’s largest farm organization Missouri Farm Bureau’s second annual FARMometer survey showed a number of positive trends in the attitudes of our state’s farmers and ranchers. The 1,200-plus attendees at MFB’s Annual Meeting at Tan-Tar-A in early December were polled on a number of agriculture-related topics, with the questions identical to last year’s inaugural survey. Overall, more than 76 percent of respondents have an […]

Moon re-writes Grinch poem, accuses DOR of ‘stealing’

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Rep. Mike Moon released a poem over the holiday titled “The Grinch Among Us,” in hopes of “enlightening Missourians about the unresolved problem created when the MO Department of Revenue (DOR) changed tax collection rules for Missouri businesses, then conducted audits of the businesses finding them non-compliant (due to changes in the way the DOR interpreted tax rules) in collecting taxes due and payable.” Moon says the “re-interpretation problem created by the […]

National credit agency praises STL County for strong fiscal management but Councilman Page disagrees

One of the nation’s premier credit rating agencies praised St. Louis County government for budgetary management but a St. Louis County councilman says it’s not all good news. The Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Financial Services LLC report, issued on Nov. 6, commended the County’s government, for its strong budgetary performance, flexibility and “very strong liquidity.” The report noted the County’s cash reserves of over $100 million was more than double the recommended governmental “best practices” […]

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 […]

RELEASE: National Report: Missouri Ranks 49th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Missouri ranks 49th nationwide in funding programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released today by leading public health organizations.Missouri is spending just $48,500 this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is less than one-tenth of one percent of the $72.9 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report challenges states to do more to fight […]

Franks files the ‘Protestors’ Bill of Rights’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In preparation for his second legislative session, State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr., D-St. Louis City, has filed a number of measures aimed at addressing issues including crime prevention from the root cause, recidivism and job training in the Missouri Department of Corrections through House Bill 1579, public school education, charter school accountability through House Bill 1580, police and gun owner accountability, funding for youth violence prevention programs through House Bill 1585 […]

Ameren recognized as a military friendly employer

For the ninth consecutive year, a local energy giant was awarded as a military friendly employer by a national survey on Tuesday. Ameren, which is based in St. Louis, was recognized as a military-friendly employer by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military spouse. The Military Friendly Employers list is created each year, and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months and is based on […]

RELEASE: Missouri Enrolls in New Foster Care Study

Today, the First Lady announced that the Missouri Children’s Division is enrolled in a new and innovative study on foster parent recruitment and retention. It is a new research study examining the attitudes and experiences of hundreds of foster and adoptive parents in Missouri. Dr. Elise Dallimore, the lead researcher for the project, has said, “never before has there been a study that looks at foster parent recruitment and retention on this scale.” The First […]