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Missouri Rep. Anne Zerr was honored with the Emory Melton Legislative Award, presented annually to a legislator or tourism industry leader who works closely with the legislative process in support of the tourism industry. Among her duties, Zerr chairs the House Economic Development Committee and serves on the House Tourism and Natural Resources Committee. She is a staunch supporter of tourism and is acknowledged for working with members of both the House and Senate to help restore tourism funding to pre-recession levels.
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EVERETT, Wash., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today it will produce 777X parts at its site in St. Louis, Mo., bringing back inside the company work that is currently performed at suppliers or performed overseas for the current 777 program.
The design for these parts will be done in St. Louis, Boeing Aerostructures Australia (BAA) and other Boeing sites.
The parts built by the St. Louis team will support 777X work at the composite wing center in Everett, Wash., home of the 777X program. The new composite wing center is currently under construction and will be more than 1 million square feet.
"Boeing has outstanding capability, resources and experience across the company and the 777X program will leverage that skill base," said Bob Feldmann, vice president and general manager, 777X program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "A program of this size requires that we bring together all of the talent that Boeing has to offer."
Earlier this year, Boeing selected its Everett, Wash. site as the location for a new composite wing center for the 777X program. In this wing center, Boeing will perform fabrication and assembly of the 777X's composite wing. Additionally, Boeing will perform final assembly of the 777X in Everett.
To accommodate this production work, Boeing will expand its current St. Louis composites facility, which will begin producing parts for the 777X program in 2017.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for Boeing St. Louis and we look forward to being a partner on the 777X program," said Bob Ciesla, Boeing Military Aircraft Cross-Enterprise Design/Build vice president. "Placing this work in St. Louis optimizes resources, skills and technology in St. Louis and creates high technology jobs in the region."
"As the House carrier of Senate Bill 1, I was pleased to be able to play a part in Missouri's successful bid for this contract," adds Representative Anne Zerr (R-65) of St. Charles. "This addition of 700 new jobs an exciting move forward for our state."
The 777X builds on today's passenger-preferred, market-leading 777 and offers more market coverage and revenue capability than the competition. First delivery is targeted for 2020.
Greetings! Hope you are enjoying the cooler temperatures, I just wanted to share an update on our recent Veto Session in Jefferson City:
Budget Veto Overrides Authorize Funding to Benefit Some of Missouri’s Most Vulnerable Citizens
As the veto session came to a close the House and Senate had agreed to override the governor’s vetoes of 47 spending items in the state operating budget. These items represent approximately $35.5 million in state general revenue with another $18 million in funds from federal or other sources. In total, the overrides approved by the General Assembly authorize nearly $53.5 million in spending for programs that help some of our state’s most vulnerable citizens such as children who have suffered abuse, senior citizens, developmentally disabled children and adults, and victims of sexual assault.
A brief look at some of the spending items vetoed by the governor and overridden by the legislature:
· $2.5 million for an intensive reading instruction program for kids in failing school districts
· $150,000 for the Bright Futures Program that empowers communities to meet the needs of their children
· $1.45 million to provide forensic exams for physically abused children
· $1.3 million for programs to help children with Autism
· $948,381 for a Medicaid waiver for individuals with brain injuries
· $125,000 for services for Missourians with Alzheimer’s
· $400,000 for the Area Agencies on Aging to provide home delivered meals to Missouri seniors
· $500,000 to provide assistance to victims of sexual assault
· $5.2 million for services to Missourians with asthma
· $500,000 for the Alternatives to Abortion Program
· $455,000 for Missouri’s 22 Centers for Independent Living
· $500,000 in state aid for sheltered workshops
· $200,000 to provide dental care to developmentally disabled young people
· $191,400 to enhance and expand newborn screening services
Celebrating Labor Day!
Each year since 1882, Americans have set aside one day to recognize the workers of this country. Labor Day is a day to celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is a yearly tribute to the contributions workers have made to the prosperity and wellbeing of this nation.
Labor Day was first celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City. The Knights of Labor proposed the idea of a day to celebrate American workers. They formed a committee to plan a demonstration and a parade in New York. Two years later, the Knights adopted a resolution making the firstMonday in September a day to celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” with parades and demonstrations. In 1887 the state legislatures of Oregon, New York, Colorado, New Jersey and Massachusetts passed laws recognizing that day as Labor Day. It was not until 1894 that the United States Congress officially recognized the first Monday in September as Labor Day.
Labor Day was first celebrated as a way to pay tribute to the hard work and dedication of the American worker. It was also a way to boost the morale of the workingman in the United States. The country was in the midst of an economic depression during the 1880’s, which lead to nationwide wage cuts and mass unemployment. The workers that remained on the job had to work longer hours for sometimes less money. Labor Day was a way of celebrating their backbreaking efforts and to let them know the country appreciated their service.