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2011 Economy & Jobs Stories
Radio Story - Oversight Division is concerning DED tax credits program.
Radio Story - A House bill would require gas stations to post price changes a full day in advance.
Radio Story - Dollar General plans to hire 50 more employees in Fulton.
Newspaper Story - Head of economic development department says investigating businesses wastes taxpayers' money
Radio Story - Failed Mamtek project in Moberly posed no risk to taxpayers, except those buying bonds in Moberly.
Radio Story - Former Governor of Missouri, Bob Holden, says he is not responsible for Mamtek factory failure in Moberly.
Radio Story - The Department of Economic Development knew Mamtek could fail in Moberly before the plant was built.
Newspaper Story - The administration realized there was no solid financial information of Mamtek in China in 2010.
Radio Story - Missouri's Department of Transportation is cutting costs of snow removal this year with new changes.
Radio Story - Gov. Nixon gave opening remarks at the second annual Missouri Broadband Summit
Radio Story - Missouri's unemployment rate hits two year low.
Radio Story - Most of Missouri's municipal bonds were paid back in the last 7 years.
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers react to MODOT's proposal to put toll roads on Interstate 70.
Radio Story - Missouri House members discussed requiring a 911 service fee for calls placed from cellular phones.
Radio Story - Governor Jay Nixon refuses to answer questions about penalty fees for Mizzou leaving the Big 12.
Radio Story - A multi-million dollar cost for MU to leave the Big 12 isn't raising concerns among top budget officials.
Radio Story - Moberly Economic Development Corporation VP says they are still trying to attract international businesses.
Radio Story - Wentzville GM plant expansion will bring 1800 jobs to the St. Louis area.
Radio Story - The Department of Social Services refuses to comment after 40 workers refused to go into work.
Radio Story - Gov. Jay Nixon's office refuses to comment on Mamtek investigation
Newspaper Story - A breakdown of tax credits in Missouri, how they work and where the money goes
Newspaper Story - Here's what the special session did and didn't accomplish.
Radio Story - A House committee will conduct another independent investigation into the Mamtek situation.
Radio Story - The President's decision to pull U.S. troops from Iraq, has the Missouri National Guard changing deployments.
Radio Story - Peabody will complete acquisition of Australia's Macarthur Coal and expand its business overseas.
Radio Story - It took only two Senators to steak the heart of China hub legislation, bring special session to end.
Newspaper Story - Deal intends to raise Missouri agricultural exports to $4.4 billion without China hub legislation.
Radio Story - Missouri governor signs $4.4 billion trade agreement with Chinese officials to increase the state's exports.
Radio Story - The House suggests taking the China-hub bill to conference as the Senate lets the economic development die.
Radio Story - Rep. Kander joins the Governor's trip to China to promote Missouri export.
Radio Story - Despite denying apology, the Missouri House tries to make nice with state's second largest employer.
Newspaper Story - Although The House passed the tax credit review amendment, the Senate has no intention to vote on it.
Radio Story - After Mamtek's default, the Magic City is trying to revive.
Radio Story - After Wi-Fi Sensors' default, the company's officials say they remain optimistic to go back to work soon.
Newspaper Story - The state's presidential primary will stay in February, despite division among Republicans.
Radio Story - MO DSS refuses to talk about the new welfare drug testing program - months after the bill was signed into law.
Radio Story - Senate Leader says China Hub without sunsets will move to a conference committee.
Radio Story - A Missouri Senator wants answers from the DED
Radio Story - Senators React to the House debate of China Hub.
Newspaper Story - A Senate committee launched an investigation Thursday into Wi-Fi Sensors' default on their state loan.
Radio Story - After amending the bill nine times, the Missouri House overwhelmingly sends the China hub bill to the Senate.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Senate committee digs in to determine consequences of failed Chinese development project
Newspaper Story - Missouri House committee OKs bill without considering Senate-friendly amendments
Radio Story - Representative Nasheed refuses to work further on China hub bill.
Radio Story - Senate committee looks into what Mamtek failure means for future Missouri investments.
Newspaper Story - House leaders give the legislature's China hub, Aerotropolis bill a new name.
Radio Story - After collapse of its China deal, Moberly suffers another economic setback.
Radio Story - Missouri's governor still plans his China trip.
Radio Story - Missouri's House will be asked to let Missourians vote on raising electric rates for a nuclear power plant.
Radio Story - State Treasurer Clint Zweifel is auctioning off items found in unclaimed safe deposit boxes.
Radio Story - Representative Redmon considers Mamtek as an individual business case
Radio Story - The same visa program used to fund failed U.S.-China busniess venture Mamtek to be used in China Hub.
Radio Story - Mamtek CEO starts new company to repay Moberly
Newspaper Story - Missouri Senate committee and prosecuting attorney investigate Chinese company after defaulted payment
Radio Story - With Governor Nixon's China hub bill stalled, the Senate launches an investigation of another China deal.
Radio Story - U.S. immigration policy helps Mamtek collect money.
Radio Story - The end of the special session will more than likely be Friday, if an agreement is reached or not.
Radio Story - Senate considers decision to end the special session.
Radio Story - Missouri representatives are saying no one can see the new China hub bill.
Radio Story - The Highway and Water Patrol merger supposed to save money for Missouri is really generating huge costs.
Newspaper Story - Legislative leaders make Friday the deadline for the special session.
Newspaper Story - The House meeting for the proposed China hub trade bill got canceled, leaving no deal on the issue.
Newspaper Story - After hearing six hours of testimony, the Missouri House Economic Development Committee delayed a vote.
Radio Story - Missouri state House Representatives have delayed indefinitely any decision regarding the China trading hub.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers propose tax breaks for data centers.
Radio Story - USCCC President says China hub would help increase St. Louis' international impact
Radio Story - Senate passes modified version of bill regarding China trading hub.
Newspaper Story - Disaster relief bill to aid destroyed businesses now includes tax breaks for new businesses.
Radio Story - A bill providing tax relief to destroyed businesses now extends to new business creation.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Senate leader attemped to take 300 million dollars away from tax credits for China-hub proposal.
Radio Story - After a devasting summer, a special Missouri House Committee gets updates from state departments.
Radio Story - Governor Holden says Mamtek CEO called him last week to reassure the project
Newspaper Story - Missouri senators question the administration's China hub figures.
Radio Story - The administration's China hub project meets skepticism at a Senate briefing.
Radio Story - St. Louis' mayor urged lawmakers to vote in favor of a measure to create a cargo hub for trade with China.
Radio Story - The House Ways and Means Committee passed a property tax break for Joplin commercial businesses.
Radio Story - The committee believes the money from appropriation is the better approach for natural disaster recovery.
Radio Story - The House Budget Committee held a public hearing discussing and voting on the natural disaster funding bill.
Radio Story - House committee passed natural disaster relief bill for property tax reductions.
Radio Story - Former Missouri Governor says Midwest US-China businesses benefit local economy.
Newspaper Story - Former Gov. Holden expects the China hub plan to help with local jobs
Newspaper Story - House committee passes bill to aid businesses in disaster areas
Radio Story - Tea Party members voice their opposition to funding a trading hub with China.
Radio Story - Agriculture, durable goods and health care are doing well in business when housing condition is on the bottom.
Newspaper Story - Leaders from Missouri's businesses expect trade hub legislation to pass in the September session.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Senators meet to prepare for special session
Newspaper Story - Missouri's auditor attacks a newspaper editorial over his lawsuit against the governor.
Radio Story - Key players in major tax credit bill express doubts after open and closed door meetings.
Radio Story - FEMA tells disaster areas like Joplin seeking relief to wait for funding
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers collaborate to develop a plan to streamline the state's corrections system.
Radio Story - Senate Committee members say Nixon's spending for natural disaster recovery is unconstitutional
Radio Story - Police Association says they have no reason to believe local control won't be part of special session.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon puts a jobs package and tax credit reform on the legislature's special session schedule.
Newspaper Story - Business got only part of what they wanted from the 2011 Missouri legislative session.
Radio Story - A proposed MoDOT plan will cut 19% of jobs and shut down more than 100 offices
Newspaper Story - Missouri legislators send a $23 billion budget to the governor.
Radio Story - A House committee bill substitute places funding cap on low-income housing tax credits
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate passes the budget with cuts to higher education and the governor's travel
Radio Story - Missouri's Auditor releases a partial audit of the Division of Finance and requests bank examination documents.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Department of Labor can not confirm how many individuals have received the extended federal unemployment benefits.
Newspaper Story - Legislators worked into the late hours of the night Wednesday debting legislation modifying numerous tax credit provisions.
Newspaper Story - State representative Chris Kelly has requested a special session for the Ameren bill that is currently held up in the Senate.
Radio Story - Governor Nixon signs his dog-breeding bill in a late press conference Wednesday.
Newspaper Story - The governor enacts a law that repeals Proposition B dog-breeding requirements.
Newspaper Story - Restrictions on the payday loan industry comes before a Senate committee.
Radio Story - Missouri Senate Committee passes legislation to reiterate a workers right to vote to unionize by secret ballot.
Newspaper Story - After years of warnings, Missouri's Second Injury Fund is threatened by a financial crisis.
Radio Story - Hundreds of protesters gathered in Jefferson City Wednesday to voice their opinions on the repeal of Prop B.
Radio Story - A Missouri Senate Republican says a bill affecting future phone landline users in St. Louis and Jackson County has stalled because lobbyists didn't do their job.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon backs a compromise on Proposition B dog-breeding legislation.
Radio Story - Governor Nixon passed an extended benefits bill into law extending jobless aid for Missouri's unemployed.
Radio Story - The Senate passes a bill to expand the diseases firefighters are presumed to have caught in the line of duty.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon signs unemployment benefits extension bill after a compromise with Senate GOP.
Radio Story - Republican Senators say they're opposed to a redistricting plan from the Republican House
Radio Story - The Missouri House passes legislation that would reinstate unemployment benefits for 10,000 Missourians.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Senate approves the Corporate Franchise Tax and it will be eliminated with the Governor's approval.
Radio Story - Several Republican Senators end their filibuster over extending unemployment benefits for Missourians after accepting a deal from the Senate's leaders.
Newspaper Story - Senate Republicans say they will continue to filibuster if the governor does not negotiate unemployment compromises.
Radio Story - Senate Republicans ask the governor to compromise federal stimulus money in order to end the unemployment filibuster
Radio Story - A Republican sponsored plan to force Attorney General Chris Koster to sue the federal government for not enforcing immigration laws stalls in the Senate.
Radio Story - The Missouri Housing Commission will keep their office in St. Louis
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Senate will try again to pass the expired unemployment benefits by the end of the week.
Radio Story - A Missouri House committee approves state tax credits for a Chinese cargo venture,
Radio Story - The jobs of Missouri's teachers would no longer be secured by tenure under a new bill.
Radio Story - In order to improve the education system in Missouri, supporters think opening more charter schools throughout the state will help
Radio Story - Missouri's State Small Business Credit Initiative application approved.
Radio Story - St. Louis police officers would have to pay more to retirement plans with Missouri House bill.
Radio Story - Missouri Senators adjourn for spring break leaving 23,000 Missourians unsure about their unemployment compensation extensions.
Newspaper Story - Payday loan regulations that would restrict loan offices' high rates passed in a House committee.
Radio Story - Nuclear crisis in Japan will not affect plans for a new nuclear plant in Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Missouri lawmakers hold steady on plans to pursue a second nuclear power plant, despite three explosions at a Japanese nuclear plant
Radio Story - Missouri Senators worked for over four hours Tuesday to finish work on an amendment to the workers' compensation plan
Radio Story - Senators debated a measure that would change the collective bargaining rights of Missouri workers.
Radio Story - Business interest witnesses spoke out against bill that would let employees choose a doctor under workers' comp.
Newspaper Story - A bill to end unions' collective bargaining and begin 'right to work' has made it to the Senate floor.
Newspaper Story - Workers' compensation recipients could choose their own medical provider after on-the-job injuries.
Radio Story - Missouri Senate votes to limit discrimination protection for government employees while one Republican Senator breaks ranks to oppose the plan
Radio Story - Missouri Senators Will Begin Debate on a Union Issue Proponents are calling Right to Work
Radio Story - A new nuclear power plant proposal in Missouri caused debate among Missourians.
Newspaper Story - Supporters and dissenters of plans for a Callaway nuclear plant gathered an hour before the doors even opened to get a seat
Radio Story - Senate Republican leaders avoid a vote on unemployment benefits after their own caucus splits over the issue
Newspaper Story - Missouri government's labor relations remain subdued as other states battle with unions.
Radio Story - Despite a fillibuster and debate on the Senate floor, the Senate gives a pro-business bill first round approval.
Radio Story - Blood boiled while representatives debated capping the minimum wage.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's House approved a bill that prohibits the state minimum wage from exceeding the federal minimum wage.
Radio Story - Senate Republican leaders delay a vote on extending unemployment benefits after some in their own ranks filibuster over the plan
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate Commerce Committee was urged cap the amount of damages awarded in lawsuits brought against employers.
Newspaper Story - House gives first-round approval to eliminate corporate franchise tax
Newspaper Story - Missouri's state auditor revealed legislation Wednesday that allows him to audit state departments to standardize operating procedures
Newspaper Story - A wave of 'right-to-work' protests across the Midwest could make for a different labor landscape in Missouri.
Radio Story - A bill to prohibit Missouri minimum wage from exceeding the federal limit took place in a Senate Committee Tuesday.
Newspaper Story - Senate Committee hears bill that ties state minimum wage to federal standard
Radio Story - The Senate Jobs Committee heard a bill that would ban red light cameras.
Newspaper Story - House Appropriations Committee approved a bill to cut budgets 5% for statewide elected officials.
Radio Story - The House Appropriations Committee moved a bill forward that would cut the budgets of state-wide elected officials.
Radio Story - Twelve public Missouri universities present their school's case about the affects of education cuts around the state
Radio Story - A Missouri Senate committee passed 'right-to-work' legislation to prohibit workers from being forced to pay union service fees.
Radio Story - Missouri's General Laws committee passes a bill which proponents call "Right to Work."
Radio Story - The question of whether a second nuclear power plant would be build in Missouri was debated in a house committee Tuesday.
Radio Story - House Committee has discussion on Union secret ballot votes.
Radio Story - Gov. Jay Nixon says he's opposed to eliminating the income tax and raising the sales tax, saying that would make Missouri uncompetitive.
Radio Story - House Appropriations Committee Chairman discusses similar sales tax bills
Radio Story - Missouri's House vote to restrict workers' compensation lawsuits against business.
Radio Story - Missouri Governor Nixon discussed the fair tax proposal, workers compensation, and other issues Thursday at the Governor's Mansion.
Newspaper Story - Health Care Committee hears bill to add regulations to abortion laws
Newspaper Story - Proposals to exand Workers' Compensation acutally protect business from lawsuits.
Newspaper Story - House Judiciary Committee approves a bill to increase the amount renters pays on security deposits
Radio Story - The Missouri House of Representatives approves one amendment to workers compensation bill while another amendment fails to garner enough support.
Radio Story - Missouri contractors and labor unions squared off Senate Committee hearing to decide whether employees will have the choice to pay union dues.
Newspaper Story - If passed, a new law will legalize the testing of some welfare recipients based solely on suspicion
Newspaper Story - A 2010 court ruling over workers compensation could be reversed
Radio Story - Ford says it's bringing a new vehicle to its plant near Kansas City, after state lawmakers worked overtime last year to give the company tax breaks.
Newspaper Story - Business and GOP leaders address ideas to improve Missouri's economic situation.
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