MOSIRA http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Politically Speaking: Prop P, MOSIRA, and McCaskill's Book http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-prop-p-mosira-and-mccaskills-book <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:13:20 +0000 Chris McDaniel 12647 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Prop P, MOSIRA, and McCaskill's Book Science Incentive Fund Law Struck Down By Mo. Supreme Court http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/science-incentive-fund-law-struck-down-mo-supreme-court <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Supreme Court has </span><a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=60547" style="line-height: 1.5;">upheld</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a decision striking down a 2011 law that created an incentive fund for science and technology-based businesses.</span></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:37:58 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 10345 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Science Incentive Fund Law Struck Down By Mo. Supreme Court MOSIRA law argued before Missouri Supreme Court http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mosira-law-argued-missouri-supreme-court <P>A life sciences jobs bill signed into law&nbsp;last year but&nbsp;blocked this year was heard today by the <A href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">Missouri Supreme Court</A>.</P> <P><A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=S1&amp;BillID=4696927">The Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act, or MOSIRA,</A> would use a funding mechanism to draw more high-tech jobs to Missouri.&nbsp; Known then as Senate Bill 7, it included language tying its passage to that of <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=S1&amp;BillID=4696928">a tax credit bill (Senate Bill 8), </A>which did not pass during the<A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/special.htm"> 2011 special legislative session</A>.&nbsp; <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay&nbsp;Nixon</A> (D)&nbsp;signed the MOSIRA bill, anyway, but Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green (R)&nbsp;ruled it unconstitutional in February&nbsp;because of the language tying it to&nbsp;the dead bill.&nbsp;&nbsp;Solicitor General&nbsp;Jim Layton argued for the state before the High Court, saying that the MOSIRA bill&nbsp;can be legally severed from the other bill. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:44:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4657 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MOSIRA law argued before Missouri Supreme Court Mo. AG Koster to appeal MOSIRA ruling http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-ag-koster-appeal-mosira-ruling <p>Missouri Attorney General Chris&nbsp;Koster plans to appeal <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-react-mosira-law-being-struck-down">a court ruling</a> that invalidated a state fund&nbsp;designed to offer incentives to science or technology companies.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 17:57:02 +0000 The Associated Press 3124 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. AG Koster to appeal MOSIRA ruling Mo. lawmakers react to MOSIRA law being struck down http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-react-mosira-law-being-struck-down <p>Many Missouri lawmakers&nbsp;are expressing disappointment&nbsp;over&nbsp;Tuesday&#39;s ruling that struck down the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=S1&amp;BillID=4696927">Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment&nbsp;Act</a>,&nbsp;more commonly&nbsp;known as &quot;MOSIRA.&quot;</p><p>The measure would have used revenues generated by a group of science and high-tech companies to create a pool to lure more such companies to Missouri and to keep the ones already here from leaving.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem17.htm">&nbsp;State Senator Luann Ridgeway&nbsp;</a>(R,&nbsp;Smithville)&nbsp;is&nbsp;not&nbsp;happy with the ruling. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 01:38:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3121 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers react to MOSIRA law being struck down New science incentives fund declared unconstitutional by judge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-science-incentives-fund-declared-unconstitutional-judge <p>A Missouri trial judge has struck&nbsp;down a state fund designed to offer state incentives to science or&nbsp;technology companies.</p><p>During a special legislative session last fall, lawmakers&nbsp;approved the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act, also often referred to as MOSIRA. The&nbsp;measure contained a clause that the law would not take effect&nbsp;without the passage of a separate measure, which was not approved.</p><p>Those challenging the science fund included the Missouri Roundtable&nbsp;for Life and Missouri Right to Life.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:37:43 +0000 The Associated Press 3111 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New science incentives fund declared unconstitutional by judge Nixon comments on Mamtek hearings, MOSIRA lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-comments-mamtek-hearings-mosira-lawsuit <p><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a>&nbsp;(D)&nbsp;says his administration wisely handled the vetting of a Los Angeles-based company that began building an artificial sweetener plant in Moberly, then pulled out after missing its bond payment to the small northeast Missouri town.</p><p>Moberly officials told a State House committee this week that the governor&rsquo;s<a href="http://ded.mo.gov/"> Department of Economic Development </a>withheld emails from a DED consultant revealing that he could not verify whether Mamtek had a functioning plant in China.&nbsp; Nixon did not address that accusation when talking with reporters today, but he did say no taxpayer dollars went to Mamtek. Fri, 02 Dec 2011 21:51:21 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2602 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon comments on Mamtek hearings, MOSIRA lawsuit Opponents challenge MOSIRA fund with lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/opponents-challenge-mosira-fund-lawsuit <p>A lawsuit has been filed that challenges the creation of a new fund to offer state incentives to science or technology companies.</p><p>The Missouri Roundtable for Life and Missouri Right to Life said Thursday the new fund should be void.</p><p>Legislators <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mosira-signed-law-designed-lure-science-and-technology-companies-mo">created the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act this year</a> during a special legislative session.</p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 22:30:37 +0000 The Associated Press 2590 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Opponents challenge MOSIRA fund with lawsuit MOSIRA signed into law, designed to lure science and technology companies to Mo. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mosira-signed-law-designed-lure-science-and-technology-companies-mo <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2011/Gov_Nixon_signs_MOSIRA_bill_to_spark_science_and_innovation_investment_in_Missouri">signed legislation</a> directing state money to help new companies doing business in science or technology fields.</p><p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=S1&amp;BillID=4696927">The measure </a>signed Friday creates a fund to offer incentives to companies that conduct research or make products related to agricultural biotechnology, veterinary medicine, biochemistry, forestry, homeland security, information technology and pharmaceuticals. The fund would be overseen by the Missouri Technology Corp. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 20:23:32 +0000 The Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 2305 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MOSIRA signed into law, designed to lure science and technology companies to Mo. Mo. House passed MOSIRA incentives, but bill could still fail http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passed-mosira-incentives-bill-could-still-fail <p><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">Missouri lawmakers have quit working&nbsp;this week without agreeing on the details of a bill overhauling<br />Missouri&#39;s tax credits and business incentives&nbsp;that had been touted as the marquee issue of a special session that began Sept. 6. There seems to be little chance of resolving the stalemate, but the two chambers did agree to keep<br />the special session going in case a compromise can be reached later.</font></font></p><p><em>Our earlier story:</em></p> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 18:43:26 +0000 The Associated Press 2110 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House passed MOSIRA incentives, but bill could still fail