- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Secretary of State Jason Kander says he wants to reduce fees for companies doing business in Missouri.

Kander says his goal is to do away with many of the numerous different fees charged to businesses and instead charge only a processing fee for most filings with his office. Kander said he wants to make Missouri’s fees among the lowest nationally.

Missouri’s fees currently range from $7 to register a name for a business to $155 for a company based in another state or foreign country to apply to do business in Missouri.

The Democratic secretary of state said he will be working on the business-fee legislation with Republican state Sen. Wayne Wallingford, of Cape Girardeau. The proposal would be considered during the 2015 legislative session.

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