Archive | March, 2014

for the week ending March 28, 2014

Nixon Approves Telecom Legislation: Governor Jay Nixon has approved all four telecommunications bills sent to him by the General Assembly in the week prior to legislative spring break. The four bills – Senate Bills 649, 650, 651 and 653 – reinstate most of the provisions of legislation enacted in 2013 but enjoined by the Cole […]

for the week ending March 14, 2014

Legislature Reaches Mid-Point: Missouri lawmakers left the Capitol at the close of business Thursday for their annual ten-day spring break, marking the traditional mid-point in the legislative session. After ten weeks of committee and floor work, the legislature has sent six bills to the Governor’s desk, including four telecom measures approved last week. When the […]

for the week ending March 7, 2014

Most of “The Package” Heads to the Governor: State lawmakers gave final approval this week to four of the five bills introduced this session to reclaim last year’s telecom victories recently nullified by a court decision. With the final vote, the measures now head to Governor Nixon for his approval. The four bills approved this […]

for the week ending February 28, 2014

Tax Waiver Legislation Moving: The House Special Committee on Small Business reviewed the provisions of a bill Wednesday that would waive certain tax withholding requirements for out-of-state utility employees who are asked by Missouri utilities for assistance in responding to a natural disaster. The waiver would also apply to Missouri companies that transfer employees from […]