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Republicans fail to take up discrimination bill as session enters crunch time

Republicans fail to take up discrimination bill as session enters crunch time

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – All week, Democratic representatives braced themselves for when a Senate bill on discrimination would come to the House floor. Minority Floor Leader Gail McCann Beatty described the wait over the last two days as “an emotional rollercoaster. But the House adjourned for the weekend Thursday without bringing up SB 43, a

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McGaugh offers bill changing local health ordinance rulemaking

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Joe Don McGaugh hopes a piece of legislation that has been heard in the House for the last seven years will finally make it into law. HB 113 would require county commissions and county health boards or departments to be in concurrence when a new rule is made, except in

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Tort reform battle heats up in Missouri as Washington gets involved

Ad battle begins as legislation moves forward KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Chamber has not been shy about their support for tort reform measures promoted by Republicans in the Missouri General Assembly through the chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform. They have rolled out their own advertisements as an online and television ad campaign and become

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Rural economic development caucus hopes to expand view on state’s economy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new fledgling caucus hopes to shine a light onto the state’s economy outside the economic engines of St. Louis and Kansas City. The Rural Economic Development caucus, chaired by Rep. Joe Don McGaugh and vice chaired by Rep. Hannah Kelly, met for the first time earlier this month focused on

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McGaugh pushes bill to stop funeral fraud

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Joe Don McGaugh will seek to add a significant amendment to a bill designed to prevent a troubling story of fraud at a funeral home from happening to anyone else. A Ray County funeral home director, Toby Polley, was accused of defrauding nearly 160 families of the elderly who believed

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ACLU uses lobby day to advocate for constitutional rights

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Around 200 members of the American Civil Liberties Union, best known as the ACLU, came to the Capitol Tuesday for their annual lobby day. The non-partisan nonprofit, which advocates nationally defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties, came to Jefferson City to speak on three specific pieces of legislation. One

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Tort reform measure could have significant impact on Missouri Human Rights Act

NAACP leader cut off during testimony JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Special Committee on Litigation Reform heard another major tort reform measure Monday, one which would rewrite the Missouri Human Rights Act. The three bills, which will likely be rolled into one piece of legislation, offered by Reps. Kevin Austin, Joe Don McGaugh and Dean

Rep. Kevin Corlew discusses his Daubert standard expert witness bill Jan. 23, 2017.

Tort reform measures from McGaugh and Corlew passed out of House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The passage and signing of right-to-work into law overshadowed almost everything else occurring in the Capitol. However, House Republicans also passed two important tort reform measures last week previously stymied in other years by Gov. Jay Nixon. Rep. Joe Don McGaugh’s collateral source rule bill and Rep. Kevin Corlew’s expert witness

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Labor reform fight to continue with prevailing wage battle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens will likely sign Sen. Dan Brown’s right-to-work bill Friday, marking the conclusion of years of effort by Missouri Republicans to get the legislation into law. However, right-to-work’s passage is far from the end of labor reform in the state. House and Senate Republicans do not face the dilemma

Rep. Kevin Corlew discusses his Daubert standard expert witness bill Jan. 23, 2017.

Collateral source, Daubert standard bills voted out of committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House Special Committee on Litigation Reform recommended the passage of two priority tort reform bills Monday, advancing Rep. Joe Don McGaugh’s collateral source rule bill and Rep. Kevin Corlew’s bill to adopt the Daubert standard for expert witnesses. The 9-3 votes for both bills went along party lines, Republicans voting

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