Archive | January, 2016

for the week ending January 29, 2016

Industry Issues Advance at Capitol:  Several issues of industry interest saw action this week as the first full month of the legislature drew to a close.  On Tuesday, the Senate Commerce Committee voted 9-1 to send SB 783 to the full Senate for debate.  The bill, supported by MTIA, would allow telecommunications carriers the option […]

for the week ending January 22, 2016

Committee, Board Act to Support Legislation:  The MTIA Legislative Affairs Committee recommended and received board approval last week to support several bills up for early consideration in the legislature.  The association is in support of: HB 1898 and SB 783 –  Allows telecommunications companies the option to be assessed for business personal property using an […]

for the week ending January 15, 2016

Response Grows for MTIA Annual Dinner: More than 90 members of the Missouri House and Senate have already made plans to join the state’s telecommunications industry for a reception and dinner on Monday, February 8, at the Jefferson City Country Club.  However, with lots of competing demands on their time, legislators often only attend events […]

for the week ending January 8, 2016

Missouri Lawmakers Return to Capitol:  Legislators from across the state returned to Jefferson City  Wednesday to kick off the Second Regular Session of the 98th Missouri General Assembly; a year certain to be marked by an increased focus on ethics reform, transportation funding, and election-year politics.  Opening day saw new leadership in both chambers as […]