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Mo. business leaders explain top 3 priorities

Mo. business leaders explain top 3 priorities

January 4th, 2012 in News

Last year, Missouri's business community urged lawmakers to "Fix the 6" - and won Gov. Jay Nixon's signature on two of the half-dozen top priorities.

"We eliminated the corporate franchise tax," said Dan Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, "and we cut expenses on unemployment insurance by around $200 million."

So this year, Mehan told reporters and supporters at a Tuesday afternoon news conference in the Capitol Rotunda, a coalition of state business organizations wants lawmakers to approve its top three priorities, being called the "Missouri Business Climate Agenda."