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Governor’s Address, Employment Law Reform Hearing, State Budget Control Bill on House Floor

January 18, 2012 – Governor Jay Nixon gave his State of the State address last evening, outlining an economic plan called Missouri Works and other legislative priorities.  Click here for the text of his speech.  The Governor also visited Associated Industries of Missouri Board Member Jost Chemical Company to discuss the Missouri Works plan.

Associated Industries of Missouri President Ray McCarty testified in support of the House version of Employment Law Reform, HB 1219, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Elmer.

Today, the House is expected to take up HJR 43 for discussion, a constitutional amendment that would require the state to set aside money in good years to be able to better sustain programs in tough budget years.  Associated Industries has supported this bill since its first introduction many years ago.  It is important for the state to manage its budget in a manner that is prudent to avoid unnecessary burden on taxpayers.

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