Wolfe Named New MU President

On Tuesday, the University announced that MU business school alumnus Timothy Wolfe, 53, would take over as the 23rd president of the university system in February. The announcement follows a nearly year long nation search. more »

Dec 14, 2011 in Missouri Business

Crowell Files Bill on Open Redistricting Process

Sen. Jason Crowell, R- Cape Girardeau, Wednesday filed a proposed constitutional amendment that would do away with the current system related to how state House and Senate boundaries are redrawn every ten years. more »

Dec 14, 2011 in Missouri Business

Coke gives $25,000 to Joplin park

Gov. Jay Nixon will be on hand Friday as the Coca-Cola Company awards a $25,000 to aid in the Joplin rebuilding effort. more »

Dec 16, 2011 in Missouri Business

Blunt on STL Arch

One of the most iconic images of any American city skyline is set to get a facelift – with the aid of $20 million from the federal government. more »

Dec 16, 2011 in Missouri Business

Prevailing wage rates will be paid in Joplin rebuild … for now

Contractors rebuilding low income housing units in Joplin will be required to pay federal prevailing wage rates. more »

Dec 16, 2011 in Missouri Business

MU Study Finds Term Limits Bad for Government Effectiveness

Voted into law nearly two decades ago and taking effect 10 years ago, legislative term limits are a now a fact of life in the Missouri capitol. A new study from the University of Missouri argues they may not be the best policy for state government. more »

Dec 19, 2011 in Missouri Business

Missouri stores extra busy this holiday

It looks like Missouri stores have been extra busy this holiday season. Dave Overfelt of the Missouri Retailers Association says it’s been a Merry Christmas so far for most store owners. more »

Dec 21, 2011 in Missouri Business

Springfield among national leaders in job growth

A financial reporting service ranks Springfield third in the country for job growth in the last 12 months. more »

Dec 22, 2011 in Missouri Business

Utilities Say Rates to Rise with new EPA Rules

Spokesmen for the state’s two largest generators of electricity say rates are likely to rise now that the Environmental Protection Agency has announced new limits on air pollution from coal fired power plants. more »

Jan 2, 2012 in Articles

Budget Crunch

Some bad news on the economic front for the state of Missouri. Revenue collections slid again in December, falling further behind what will be needed to ensure the state finishes in the black for the fiscal year that ends in June. more »

Jan 5, 2012 in Articles

State revenues slip again in December

Lead by surprisingly decreasing sales tax collections, Missouri revenues for December decreased compared to last year. more »

Jan 6, 2012 in Articles

Nixon stress high-tech jobs in economic development plan

With jobs continuing to be a primary focus of legislative attention in the state capitol, Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday unveiled a new economic development agenda aimed at creating new jobs. more »

Jan 9, 2012 in Articles

Dems block Mo. ‘paycheck protection' billl

The Missouri Senate took it’s first stab Tuesday at passing a controversial bill that would keep public unions from being able to automatically withdraw dues from employee paychecks. more »

Jan 31, 2012 in Articles

Ameren seeking rate hike

The state’s largest utility is asking for a rate increase to cover the costs of infrastructure upgrades, higher fuel prices and environmental improvements. more »

Feb 3, 2012 in Articles

Senate gives initial approval to workers’ comp reform

The Missouri Senate has given first round approval and is expected to pass later this week a bill changing the rules for the state’s worker’s compensation program. more »

Feb 15, 2012 in Articles

Workplace discrimination rollback heads to governor’s desk

In a strict party-line vote, the Missouri Senate has approved legislation to roll back the state’s workplace discrimination standards. more »

Mar 8, 2012 in Articles

State revenue collections jump in February

The state’s Budget and Planning Office published figures showing general state revenue collections in February sprung up more than 15 percent over last February. more »

Mar 9, 2012 in Articles

Missouri jobs added and lost

As Gov. Jay Nixon touts the possible addition of 200 jobs in the southern part of the state, a Kansas City business made public its plans to put 150 employees out of work. more »

Mar 13, 2012 in Articles

New Pipeline Coming to Missouri

A Canadian oil pipeline company is coming to Missouri, but it’s not the much-discussed Keystone XL project. more »

Mar 27, 2012 in Articles

GOP senator looks to cut Missouri corporate income tax rate

The same state Senator who sponsored last year’s repeal of the Missouri’s corporate franchise tax is looking to cut corporate taxes even more. more »

Apr 3, 2012 in Articles

See your legislators' grade at the midway point of the legislative session

An important part of a political campaign is having candidates state what they will do in office. Vows to help Missouri’s economy and create jobs are some of the more common promises – especially now, with the economy central in most voters’ minds. more »

Apr 9, 2012 in Articles

Dred Scott inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians

The Missouri House of Representatives honored Dred Scott, a former slave who was at the center of one of the most important pre-civil war legal battles, with a bust in the Hall of Famous Missourians. more »

May 10, 2012 in Articles

How a Small Town in Missouri Became a Manufacturing Oasis

Check out this article from Forbes about the manufacturing oasis in Perryville, MO. This article is part of a series of stories focusing on the challenges facing traditional industries in cites and towns across the nation. more »

Aug 20, 2012 in Articles

Study shows slow state economic growth

A new study shows Missouri’s economy will grow slowly over the next six months. more »

Oct 1, 2012 in Articles

Ameren customers face rate increase

If you’re an Ameren Missouri customer, your bill is about to go up. The Missouri Public Service Commission has granted the utility a 260-million dollar rate increase for Ameren’s electric customers. more »

Dec 12, 2012 in Articles

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