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Policy makers across the country are implementing bold reform measures to make their state more competitive in attracting residents and jobs. Unfortunately, this is not the case in Missouri. Missouri ranked 44th for private sector job growth, 47th for GDP, and 46th for personal income growth over the past decade.
Missouri is experiencing a lack of leadership on bold policy objectives. This lack of vision and direction is crippling the economic well-being of Missouri families and businesses. We have put together a comprehensive policy document called the Path to Prosperity. The Path to Prosperity will serve as a long-term, conservative blueprint to guide legislators, engage activists and educate Missourians on issues that can transform our state out of stagnation and into model for economic growth.
We’ve certainly made some headway in our state, but moving into 2015, we still have a lot more work to do on our path to prosperity.
The Path to Prosperity will tackle key issues in nine legislative areas:
- Prosperity and Freedom
- Tax Reform
- Spending and Budget
- Patient Protections
- Regulatory Reform
- Privatization and Municipal Reforms
- Worker Freedoms
Individually, these policy initiatives are not enough to bring Missouri out of economic stagnation. If these legislative areas are addressed cumulatively and over time, however, these policy goals can fundamentally transform Missouri’s economic climate to one that is vibrant and prosperous.
AFP-MO’s Path to Prosperity policy initiative requires constant input and feedback from individuals, groups and policymakers along the way. As ideas are added, legislation is drafted and bills are passed, AFP-MO will update the Path to Prosperity document.
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