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Safer roads and better infrastructure are both key to the well-being of Springfield’s economic climate. Amendment 7 is a solution that will fix our roads, repair/replace our unsafe bridges and fund priority transportation improvements in Missouri.
You may have seen the headlines on Facebook or other social media sites, but is Springfield really the most dangerous city in America? What are we doing to make sure our city’s reputation isn’t tarnished, and most importantly, how do rankings like these impact things like economic development and talent attraction?
Please consider taking a few minutes to complete the Partnership for Sustainability survey, which will be used to help the Partnership develop programs that can be of value to your organization and others in the region.
The 2014 legislative session ended on Friday, May 16, and there were a number of wins as well as several missed opportunities on Chamber legislative priorities.Among the measures that crossed the finish line were a transportation funding ballot initiative, changes to the state’s unemployment insurance system, and an increased commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship through additional funding for the Missouri Technology Corporation.
Last week, the Chamber’s Governmental Relations Committee hosted a discussion with Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster. In his remarks, Koster outlined what he sees as the top challenges facing the state of Missouri, including education, long-term transportation funding, and Medicaid expansion.
The Chamber Board of Directors encourages members to vote “NO” next Tuesday, and renew pension funding for Springfield Police and Firefighters.
See what the Chamber's legislative advocacy team has done for you this session both here at home and in Jefferson City.
Keeping our commitment to Springfield’s police officers and firefighters is the right thing to do.
That’s why the Chamber’s Board of Directors decided in December to endorse the proposed Police/Fire Pension Fund Sales Tax Renewal that will appear before voters on April 8.
Approved by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2014, the Chamber's Legislative Agenda serves as the guidebook to Chamber positions on legislative issues and serves to inform and educate those in legislative positions the views of the Chamber.