Political Advocacy

Peter Kinder visits with HBA Members

Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder visited with HBA members this week. During this visit, Lt. Governor Kinder, who is currently campaigning to become the Republican candidate for Governor of Missouri,  summarized what he has accomplished during his political career. In addition, he laid out some of his goals and how they would affect the housing industry, should he ... Read More

May 2016 HBA Membership Event - Directory and Advocacy

Thank you to everyone that attended the HBA membership event this month! Everyone walked away with a brand-new HBA Membership Directory and a better understanding of what advocacy is and why it matters to everyone! A special thank you to Representative Kevin Austin and Greene County Presiding Commissioner Bob Cirtin for helping with our activities. ... Read More

HBA Meets with Senator Wasson and Representative Hough

During the HBA Political and Legislative Advocacy committee meeting on December 17, we were joined by State Senator Jay Wasson and State Representative Lincoln Hough to discuss the upcoming Legislative Session beginning January 6, 2016. Priorities that each legislative body will be working on include: transportation infrastructure fixes, ethics reform, the state budget, and a ... Read More

VOTE on April 7th, 2015 - Average Voter Turnout 9-15%

Once again another election is upon us. With the average turnout for municipal elections between 9%-15%, it seems that most voters don’t care. Unfortunately, that is the wrong attitude. In fact, local officials have more impact on your daily lives than you might realize. They determine regulations for business, ordinances that govern its citizens, and ... Read More

Fire... Fire... Sprinklers Dampen Your Business

Ok, so I tricked you, but the government tricks you all the time. So read this and you could save thousands, literally. A few years ago, your HBA led the fight against legislation requiring mandatory fire sprinkler installation in all new homes across Missouri. This would have increased new home costs thousands of dollars and ... Read More

October Membership Reception - Meet Housing Friendly Candidates!

The November general election is just around the corner and your political advocacy committee and the Coalition for Building a Better Tomorrow have been busy identifying and supporting those candidates who understand the importance of housing recovery to our overall economic health. Stop by the October Membership Reception, hosted by HBA member businesses, network with ... Read More

Schoeller Wins Secretary of State Primary – Area Election Wrap Up

Former HBA Employee Shane Schoeller narrowly won a very competitive three-way Republican primary for Secretary of State on August 7, and will now face Democrat Jason Kander in the general election on November 6. Schoeller beat out two other strong republican candidates (see graphic below) in the statewide race. His final margin of victory was less than ... Read More