Category Archives: Legislative

Blunt, Klobuchar, Gardner, Cortez Masto Introduce Bill to Support Travel & Tourism, Boost Jobs

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), and Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.) introduced legislation July 16 to reauthorize Brand USA, a public-private partnership that enhances tourism across the country by promoting international travel to the United States. “America’s tourism industry supports thousands of jobs and contributes billions to our economy,” said […]
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Infrastructure Proposal Would Hurt State’s Tourism Economy

A proposal to use $100 million in general revenue funds for infrastructure in Missouri will have the side effect of hurting the state’s tourism economy. That’s because the plan announced Wednesday during a press conference called by House Budget Chair Cody Smith and House Speaker Elijah Haahr will be funded in part by cuts in […]
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Registration Open for Annual Legislative Reception

The Springfield Metro Partnership invites you to attend the 2019 Salute To Missouri Legislators Reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. Along with a buffet and beverages and music provided by the Missouri State University Jazz Symposium, this annual event is an opportunity to network with Missouri’s lawmakers and […]
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Mark Your Calendar for Salute to Legislators

Planning is underway for the 2019 Salute to Missouri Legislators set for Jan. 23 in Jefferson City. This annual reception is an opportunity to network with legislators and your Springfield peers just as the 2019 session gets underway. More information about registration will be available soon.
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CVB Endorses Proposition D

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau board of directors announced it is endorsing Proposition D, a statewide initiative on the ballot Nov. 6. If approved, Proposition D would incrementally increase Missouri’s fuel tax over the next four years to 10 cents per gallon, generating about $123 million annually for local governments for roads and $288 […]
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Final Legislative Breakfast of 2018 set for April 25

The Springfield Metro Partnership invites you to attend a legislative breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m. April 25 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. The cost to attend the final legislative breakfast hosted by the partnership this year is $25 per person. The event provides opportunities for community leaders to interact face-to-face with legislators. Click Here […]
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Committee Proposes $5 million Increase for Division of Tourism

The Missouri House Budget Committee finalized a proposed state budget that includes $15.9 million for the Division of Tourism, a $5 million increase over Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed budget. The legislature returns from spring break March 26, the full house is expected to begin deliberations on the proposed state budget offered by the House Budget […]
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Capitol Days for Tourism set for Feb. 21-22

Staff from the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau and other tourism entities around the state will attend Capitol Days for Tourism Feb. 21-22 in Jefferson City. Travel and tourism representatives from around the state will meet with legislators to garner support for tourism-related legislation and host a popular pancake breakfast. The schedule includes the following: […]
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City Considering Ordinance Regulating Short-Term Stay Rental Properties

A zoning ordinance regulating short-term rentals goes to the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission Jan. 11, then to City Council for public hearing on Jan. 29. If approved, the ordinance could go into effect as early as Feb. 12 and short-term rental properties required to come into compliance with the new regulations within six months. […]
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You’re Invited!

The Springfield Metro Partnership invites you to attend the 2018 Salute To Missouri Legislators reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. A buffet and beverages is provided along with music by Randy Hamm and the Missouri State University Jazz Symposium. Cost is $40 per person and bus transportation is […]
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