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Missouri Chamber responds to the St. Louis Post Dispatch’s inaccurate editorial

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We take issue with a recent St. Louis Post Dispatch Editorial that asserts that making Missouri’s courts balanced for all Missourians somehow damages our state. Missouri courts have become a destination to bring frivolous lawsuits, and our broken consumer protection law is one reason why. A law that was created to protect consumers, the Missouri […]

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Missouri Senate takes unanimous vote to block back-door tax increase on employers

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On a vote of 32-0, the Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would prohibit the Department of Revenue from assessing sales tax on delivery fees. The legislation is Senate Bill 16, sponsored by Lee’s Summit Republican Sen. Will Kraus. “Employers want consistency in tax policy. When the rules abruptly and arbitrarily change like what […]

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Senate debates legislation to reform project labor agreement statutes

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The Missouri Senate has debated legislation to reform the project labor agreement (PLA) law in Missouri, at great length. The bill is Senate Bill 182 and is sponsored by Sen. Bob Onder, a Republican from St. Charles. The legislation does not eliminate project labor agreements, but gives a contractor the choice to enter into an […]

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Video: Relocation expert says right-to-work helps Missouri

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On Feb. 7, Missouri lawmakers met to hear presentations about Missouri’s standing among other states in terms of competing for job growth opportunities. One presentation by Alex Metzger, president of Next Move Group, detailed how Missouri’s new right-to-work law will put Missouri in play for more expansion projects.

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Making the case for legislation to curb junk lawsuits

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Gas dealers, rental companies and even your favorite food manufacturers have become targets in Missouri as lawyers troll grocery shelves to find a reason to sue under Missouri’s lax Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA.) The American Tort Reform Association has compiled a list of such cases in which consumers took home a few dollars, while […]

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Right-to-work: What employers need to know

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On Feb. 6, 2017, Gov. Eric Greitens signed Senate Bill 19 into law, making Missouri the 28th right-to-work state in the nation. The law will become effective on Aug. 28, 2017. Below are a few things employers should know about the new law. Things employers with unions should know Senate Bill 19 was passed with […]

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Missouri becomes the 28th right-to-work state

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Missouri has become the nation’s 28th state to offer right-to-work protections. See the map below to see where the other right-to-work states are located. For more comparisons of useful economic metrics, visit our Missouri 2030 dashboard.

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The road to right-to-work

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As we began 2017, it seemed inevitable that right-to-work protections would finally come to Missouri. And now, they have. However, this certainty regarding passing right-to-work makes it easy to forget the decades of effort that went into bringing this law to Missouri. Nationally, right-to-work started gaining traction in the 1940s. Until recently, the strongest push […]

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