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Sen. Gary Romine (foreground) listens to testimony from the Missouri NEA's Otto Fajen on his CTE bill Jan. 24, 2017.

House hearing held on Romine’s discrimination bill

House hearing held on Romine’s discrimination bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House Special Committee on Litigation Reform held an extended hearing on Sen. Gary Romine’s SB 43 after testimony ran over the two hours allotted Monday afternoon. The bill is similar in nature to a bill heard earlier in the session by the committee sponsored by Rep. Kevin Austin. However, the

Gov. Eric Greitens shakes hands with recruits of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Feb. 1, 2017.

Greitens’ campaign promises begin to bear fruit

On the 76th day of his short tenure as governor, Eric Greitens signed Rep. Kevin Corlew’s expert witness standards bill that would move Missouri to the Daubert standard as opposed to its current statutory standard. It was a key tort reform measure Greitens mentioned in his State of the State address in January, near the

Gov. Eric Greitens signs the Daubert expert witness standard bill March 28, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens signs Corlew’s expert witness standards bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens signed his second bill and his first major piece of tort reform Tuesday morning by putting his signature to Rep. Kevin Corlew’s expert witness standards bill. At Midland Transports in Jefferson City, Greitens said the bill, which would switch Missouri’s expert witness standards bill to the Daubert standard,

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Five Questions with… Rep. Mark Ellebracht

With the legislative session taking a week-long hiatus for spring break, we sat down with five of the new freshmen legislators to discuss their perspectives after working in the Capitol for the first half of session. The fourth piece in this Q&A series features five questions with Rep. Mark Ellebracht, D-Liberty. The Missouri Times: What

Speaker Todd Richardson and Eric Greitens at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017.

House and Senate accomplishments (so far) in the 2017 session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Thus far, the 2017 legislative session has seen multiple wins for the supermajority Republican caucus as major pieces of labor and tort reform have found their way to the governor’s desk with a chief executive eager to sign them. “We’re thrilled to get to Spring Break week having delivered on a

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Missouri Rising releasing first TV ad in support of tort reform

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Rising, a political promotion group focused on promoting conservative issues and bringing them to the forefront in Missouri, is releasing their first ever TV ad. This ad campaign, carrying a six-figure price tag, will be released in the St. Louis and Columbia/Jefferson City media markets, as well as Facebook and

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Tort reform measure would alter punitive damage cases to use a two-jury system

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — House Republicans continued their relentless tort reform efforts with a bill in the House Litigation Reform Committee Monday that would affect the way punitive damages are handled in the state. After hearings on topics as big as the collateral source rule change bill, the adoption of the Daubert witness standards and

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The Evolution of Aubuchon: Tort reform and beyond

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rich AuBuchon’s career in Missouri politics is, quite simply, one that almost didn’t happen. After graduating from college, the Jefferson City native left Missouri for the wilderness of Wyoming, representing farmers and ranchers as a lawyer. He was spending time fishing, hunting, and enjoying life, which he still does to this

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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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