Missouri Restaurant Association represents the interests of the restaurant and hospitality industry before the Missouri Legislature in Jefferson City with a continual presence at the Capitol. The Association also advocates for the industry on local and federal issues. MRA works diligently to educate legislators and monitor legislation on your behalf. Effective representation before our elected officials is an exercise in diligence and persistence. An integral component of this representation is the continuing education of legislators on the importance of restaurants to the overall health of the state and national economy. With a strong and well-recognized grassroots presence, MRA continually emphasizes to legislators that the restaurant industry, along with other small businesses, can lead America into a new era of prosperity if the government helps create a business climate that is free of unnecessary and excessive mandates, regulations, taxes, and fees.
A restaurant operator cannot truthfully claim to have a finger on the pulse of the business without being informed about legislative matters. The legislature has the ability to affect the rates you pay for utilities, the amounts you pay for insurance, the wages you pay employees, and other matters of critical importance to your business.
Restaurant owners manage other types of risk in their business with insurance, safety procedures, and audits. They manage the risk of harmful legislation and regulations by being a member of the Missouri Restaurant Association.
By standing together as an Association with a loud and united voice, MRA effectively represents your business and the restaurant industry.
Keep up to date on the latest state and federal legislative issues impacting the industry through communications from MRA. You can search for bills, legislators, and other information using the links below. Missouri House of Representatives house.mo.gov/
Now this is the law of the jungle, as old and as true as the sky, And the wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the wolf that shall break it must die. As the creeper that girdles the tree trunk, the law runneth forward and back; For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.
From “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling
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