Governor Signs Major Jobs Bill Sponsored by Sen. Hough

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Lincoln Hough, R-Springfield, joined the governor for the signing of Senate Bill 68 into law. The legislation is intended to spur advanced career training across Missouri and aid businesses in the upgrading of manufacturing facilities in Missouri.

“Senate Bill 68 is a comprehensive package of economic development tools meant to move Missouri to the top of the pack and send a clear signal to the rest of the country that we want to aggressively cultivate and expand our state’s workforce,” Sen. Hough said. “This new law will help propel Missourians into better economic opportunities that will allow them to make a better living and support their families. Missourians have amazing potential, and this new law will help open the door to those opportunities. Senate Bill 68 is about showing businesses across the country that Missouri is not only open for business, but that we look forward to partnering with companies that make investments in our communities, our working families and the future of innovation.”

Senate Bill 68 also creates the “Fast-Track Workforce Incentive Grant” to provide grants for Missouri citizens to attend an approved Missouri college of their choice for advanced career training. In addition, it changes the Missouri Works Training Program to the Missouri One Start Program, which has stronger guidelines for training Missouri’s next generation of employees, and provides additional incentives to business owners looking to expand their operations.

Senate Bill 68 will become law on Aug. 28.

Listen to Sen. Hough’s thoughts on the merits of SB 68: