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Democrats question feasibility of Greitens’ State of the State proposals

Democrats question feasibility of Greitens’ State of the State proposals

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After Gov. Eric Greitens first State of the State speech — which can be read here — Democratic leadership in the House and Senate wondered how Greitens would pay for many of his proposals, especially since he did not go into detail about his budget priorities. “Breaking with generations of past


Collateral source set to mark start of tort reform effort

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With labor and ethics reform making up the majority of the General Assembly’s first two weeks in session, a few other bills at the top of Republican leadership’s docket may not have grabbed as much attention. However, they could be just as impactful for the state’s business community. Last week, the


Brown presents labor reform bills to General Laws

Rehder’s right-to-work bill moves out of House committee JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After a House Committee heard Rep. Holly Rehder’s right-to-work bill Tuesday afternoon, it was the Senate’s turn to debate labor reform Wednesday. Sen. Dan Brown presented two bills to the Senate General Laws Committee: a right-to-work bill and a bill establishing “paycheck protection”

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Missouri Chamber announces legislative priorities for 2017

Missouri can make significant gains in economic standing and opportunities for workers in 2017 By Karen Buschmann, Missouri Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Communications JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s business community has unfinished business to resolve in the 2017 Legislative Session. After nearly a decade of vetoes of labor, civil justice, unemployment insurance and workers’


MATA, Missouri Chamber dispute St. Louis’ status as “judicial hellhole”

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce have renewed their feud over tort reform over a new report that lists St. Louis, Missouri as a “judicial hellhole.” The annual report, released Wednesday by the American Tort Reform Association, states that St. Louis moved up from


Clean Line closing in on final order with PSC

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Grain Belt Express Clean Line wind energy project has made significant steps towards getting the final green light from the Public Service Commission. After it stalled in July, the PSC last week gave the go-ahead to finalize a public hearing schedule, which means that a final order on construction of


Two court-centered bills fail to reach veto session finish line

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Amidst wins for the Republican Party on the gun bill and photo voter ID during veto session Wednesday, other legislation both escaped major attention and fell by the wayside legislatively. Specifically, Sen. Mike Parson’s SB 591 and Sen. Ed Emery’s SB 847 did not see final votes that would overrule the


Chamber endorses Clean Line project

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Grain Belt Express Clean Line will move towards approval with key support from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry after the chamber offered its endorsement of the project Monday. While final approval rests with the Public Service Commission, the chamber’s endorsement praises the potential economic benefits of the transmission

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Nixon signs laws intended to improve technical job-readiness

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Legislation intended to bolster the technical education available at Missouri high schools was signed into law by Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday. Under Senate Bill 620, sponsored by Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, the state will create a new technical education certificate that high school students can earn alongside their diploma. Dan


Chamber, groups, businesses voice support for grid modernization

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Chamber of Commerce as well as more than 75 businesses and organizations voiced their support for the 21st Century Grid Modernization and Security Act. HB2689 would institute a comprehensive state energy plan (CSEP). “This important legislation will update our state’s energy policies, which will support additional investment to harden