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McCarty makes presentations to business leaders

Ray McCarty, president of Associated Industries of Missouri spent the last couple of weeks traveling the state, addressing business leaders during luncheons hosted by AIM.

McCarty spoke about the just-completed session of the Missouri General Assembly, outlining legislation that can and will affect businesses and the state’s economy.

AIM’s president highlighted the association’s support for legislation that would give every business and every individual in Missouri a tax cut. The governor recently vetoed that legislation. McCarty urged those attending the luncheon to contact their legislators to support the movement for a veto override when the legislature convenes in September.

McCarty also briefed business leaders on legislation that will fix the troubled Second Injury Fund, help reduce the likelihood of unemployment payments to former employees who were dismissed for skirting company rules, and help employers that have to deal with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Association representatives in Jefferson City will continue to push for limits on punitive damage awards on lawsuits

against business owners and doctors, legislation that died in the legislature this past session, said McCarty.

He said AIM next session will also work to align Missouri’s burden of proof for discrimination cases with the federal standard and McCarty also holds out hope that a state bond issue for capital improvements reaches the ballot box next November. McCarty says the projects resulting from that bond issue could result in a boon for the state’s construction sector.



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