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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Legislative Update 5.29.2018  It is that time of year when we begin to wonder if a State Budget will be in place on or before the date that it is supposed to be finalized by.  That final date is this Thursday, May 31 and by the looks and sounds of things, we may enter into the fiscal year with a budget (or maybe not).  The Chamber legislative committee hosted the annual Springfield Drive-Down ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Political, Press Release
Saturday, March 31, 2018
 On March 14, the U.S. Senate took a big first step in support of Main Street businesses by passing S.2155 - Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act with a bipartisan vote of 67-31. This will allow small to medium sized financial institutions to now focus more on their customers and potential customers rather than lengthy paperwork processes and other roadblocks.  The ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Political
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
New Laws of note for 2018 SB 298 requires businesses to provide price lists for standard services so customers can make more informed decisions about what they’re buying. SB 1898 gives customers the right to post reviews of restaurants online no matter whether their comments are positive or negative. HB 736 establishes a small business grant program that will provide money to low-income ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Political, Press Release
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
As you may have read by now, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has passed the House (twice) and Senate. The legislation awaits now the signature of President Trump to sign into law. Here is a recap of what the legislation will change: For job creators of all sizes, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act • Lowers the corporate tax rate to 21% (beginning Jan. 1, 2018) – down from 35%, which today is the highest in ...read more
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