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Majority Caucus Senate Leaders Welcome Former Colleague to the Office of Governor

JEFFERSON CITY – Leaders of the Missouri Senate’s Majority Caucus issued the following statements after the governor’s remarks during Monday’s joint legislative session. Continue reading “Majority Caucus Senate Leaders Welcome Former Colleague to the Office of Governor”

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Missouri Legislature Approves Measures to Increase Economic Development Across the State

Business-Friendly and Job Creation Bills Receive Top Priority

JEFFERSON CITY – As the Second Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly came to a close today at 6 p.m., Senators returned home to their districts knowing the bills they passed this session will fundamentally change the way Missouri does business. From labor reform to tax reform, the measures passed over the last five months will boost economic growth and build stronger communities across the state. Continue reading “Missouri Legislature Approves Measures to Increase Economic Development Across the State”

Senate Approves Government Worker Protection Act

Measure Adds Transparency and Accountability for Public Unions

JEFFERSON CITY— The Missouri State Senate advanced a pro-worker bill this week to add transparency to government labor unions and ensure employees are in control of their hard-earned money. Known as the Government Worker Protection Act, this measure creates a number of protections for workers and for taxpayers. Continue reading “Senate Approves Government Worker Protection Act”

Senate Approves $28 Billion Operating Budget

Budget Includes a Record Funding Increase to K-12 Education, Restores Cuts to Higher Education and Includes State Employee Raises

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Senate sent the nearly $28 billion dollar operating budget back to the Missouri House of Representatives this week. The only Constitutional mandate for the Missouri State Legislature is to pass an on-time, balanced budget. Senate Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin, said it’s always a delicate balancing act making sure we are spending taxpayers’ money effectively and efficiently while still taking care of the state’s most vulnerable citizens. Continue reading “Senate Approves $28 Billion Operating Budget”

Missouri Senate Advances Measure to Simplify the State’s Corporate Income Tax Code

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Bill also closes loophole and makes the Show-Me State more competitive

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri State Senate approved a measure today that will simplify the state corporate income tax code and make Missouri more attractive to incoming businesses. Senate Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin, said one of the Senate’s goals is to create the best business environment possible in order to drive economic growth. A lower corporate income tax rate is one of those steps. Continue reading “Missouri Senate Advances Measure to Simplify the State’s Corporate Income Tax Code”

Mid-Session Update: Missouri’s Economic Future is Looking Bright

Senators Return to Their Home Districts With Good News to Report

JEFFERSON CITY – As Missouri State Senators return to their districts for the legislative spring break, good news will accompany them. The Senate has spent the first half of the legislative session focusing on legislation to improve the state’s business climate, and the economic outlook of the state is bright. Continue reading “Mid-Session Update: Missouri’s Economic Future is Looking Bright”

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