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Rep. Hartzler: USMCA trade deal 'extremely important for our farmers'

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Missouri) hopes to see movement on the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, introduced last fall by President Donald Trump, because it would be positive for Missouri, given the state's massive amount of business with Canada and Mexico.

Shannon County ranks the poorest of Missouri counties, study finds

Shannon County was ranked the poorest county in Missouri in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the least affluent regions in all 50 states.

Analysis: St. Charles County has fastest growing local economy in Missouri

St. Charles County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Missouri in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

Walmart rated top employer in Missouri, study finds

Walmart employs 41,399 workers in Missouri, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Missouri ranks 19th highest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

Missouri finished 19th among the 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in a new analysis examining which states have the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition.

Missouri finishes 28th on best state ranking

Missouri was ranked the 28th best state in the nation, based on criteria such as health care, public education and economic growth, according to a new analysis by U.S. News.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for Pemiscot County residents is highest in Missouri

Pemiscot County residents were audited by the Internal Revenue Service at a greater rate than similar jurisdictions in Missouri, according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Analysis: State and local tax burden in Missouri is 31st lowest in U.S.

On a scale of lowest to highest, the state and local effective tax rate for Missouri ranks 31st in the nation, according to a new WalletHub.com study of tax burdens imposed by the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Missouri ranks the lowest on state cigarette taxes

The state cigarette taxes charged in Missouri ranked 50th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on 2016 data.

Average tax refund in Missouri ranks 18th highest in the nation

Average federal tax refunds in Missouri ranked 18th among the 50 states, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

SPRINGFIELD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: House Minority Leader calls for bipartisanship, willingness to work together

When she visited the Chamber on March 29 to offer a mid-session legislative update to the Chamber’s Governmental Relations Committee, Missouri House Minority Leader Crystal Quade offered an update on Chamber priorities as well as a straight-forward but troubling message: Partisanship has intensified in the Capitol this session.

Missouri posts 27th lowest property tax rate in new national study

Missouri ranked 27th in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Putnam County has fastest growing local economy in Missouri

Putnam County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Missouri in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

Analysis: Mid-range earners in Missouri rank 21st highest on federal tax cut benefits

Middle-range income earners in Missouri ranked 21st in the nation in terms of how they benefited from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Missouri ranks 2nd lowest for state-imposed gas taxes

Missouri finished 49th in a ranking of the taxes and fees that states place on gasoline, according to the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: Missouri ranks 10th most reliant on federal aid

Missouri finished 10th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states rely most on federal aid funding as a percentage of their general-fund revenue.

Analysis: Missouri ranks 8th best on unemployment insurances taxes

Missouri finished eighth in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly unemployment insurance tax structures.

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