Current Government Affairs News

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Sign-Up for Kansas Legislative Day

Posted on January 7, 2016

The 2016 Kansas Legislative Session begins Monday and this allegedly “quiet” session is already looking like it could be very interesting.  It is important that homebuilders retain a strong presence in the Capitol, espec...

Preparing for the 2016 Kansas Legislative Session

Posted on November 20, 2015

The most significant action on the Kansas side this year will revolve around the issues of budget and taxation.  The state continues to struggle with a significant budget gap, meaning all deductions, exemptions, and credits ...

Preparing for the 2016 Missouri Legislative Session

Posted on November 20, 2015

KCHBA recently met with other members of the Home Builders Association of Missouri (HBAM), to discuss the industry’s legislative agenda for 2016.  State Lobbyist Jewel Patek has identified several important issues that are...

KCHBA Hosts Successful Event with NAHB’s Jim Tobin

Posted on October 30, 2015

The KCHBA Political Action Committee recently hosted NAHB Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin for a fun and informative night featuring a scotch and cigar pairing enjoyed by many PAC contributors and members. Tobin had much to report re...

HBA Meeting with Congressman Sam Graves

Posted on October 13, 2015

Members of KCHBA sat down with Congressman Sam Graves at a meeting on Tuesday, October 13, to discuss the regulatory overreach of WOTUS and a variety of labor issues.  Representing the home building industry at the meeting w...

Key Energy Legislation Advances in Congress

Posted on October 5, 2015

The Energy and Commerce Committee recently passed important energy legislation out of committee. The North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act includes NAHB-supported energy code legislation that restricts Departm...

Missouri 2015 Veto Session

Posted on September 21, 2015

After a somewhat chaotic regular session, the Missouri Legislature’s 2015 veto session took place on Wednesday, September 16, under new leadership in both chambers.  Senator Ron Richard is now serving as the new President ...

Workers’ Comp Rates to Drop in 2016

Posted on September 17, 2015

For the second consecutive year, Missouri employers will see a drop in workers’ compensation rates.  Governor Nixonannounced the decrease during a recent visit to the Nelson Mulligan Carpenters Training Center in Affton, s...

NLRB Ruling Potentially Harmful to Home Builders

Posted on September 2, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board recently issued a ruling that changes the long-held definition of joint employers.  The decision expands the current standard, which requires an employer to actually exercise the authority ...

WOTUS Update

Posted on August 28, 2015

Yesterday a federal judge in North Dakota issued a preliminary injunction to stop the Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS) from taking effect in 13 states, including Missouri.  The rule, which would allow the EPA and U.S. Army Co...