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Committee approves bill jeopardizing intellectual property

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This week a Missouri House committee voted to approve a so-called “right to repair” bill with the intention of helping farmers repair their equipment — an idea that comes attached […]

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Closing the severance pay loophole to cut UI costs

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A loophole in state law is allowing some Missourians to access unemployment benefits that double up on compensation they received from their employer upon termination. The loophole relates to severance […]

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More government overreach: Bill seeks to influence business firearms policies

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Continuing a concerning theme of government overreach, Senate lawmakers this week held a hearing on a bill seeking to influence private business policies relating to firearms. The Missouri Chamber remains […]

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Regulatory sandbox proposed to help spur innovation

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With Missouri seeking to become a hub for tech and innovation growth, lawmakers are considering legislation to help nurture nascent business ideas in the state. The Regulatory Sandbox Act would […]

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Standing up for employers in Senate vaccine debate

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With an all-night lobbying effort and a bold new media campaign, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is continuing to lead the charge against proposals to expand the government’s […]

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School credit for on-the-job learning

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As businesses across Missouri continue to confront a workforce shortage, a Missouri Senate bill seeks to help by giving students an opportunity to earn credit from work experience. The Extended […]

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Enhancing oversight of work comp judges

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Administrative law judges play a critical role in Missouri’s workers’ compensation system — including settling disputes over injury payments. However, under current state law, the judges themselves operate with very […]

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Member feature: McMahon Berger Adds Three Attorneys

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The following article was shared by Missouri Chamber member company McMahon Berger. Have a story to share? Contact Jacob Luecke at jluecke@mochamberdreampress.stage.site St. Louis’ largest law firm dedicated to a […]

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2030 Progress

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A reason for optimism By Daniel P. Mehan, President and CEO, Missouri Chamber of Commerce & Industry How about some good news? The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is […]

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House committee approves critical legal reform bill

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A Missouri House committee has approved a critical litigation reform bill in an effort to improve the state’s legal climate. House Bill 2206 focuses on Missouri’s outdated, litigation-friendly statute of […]

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Missouri Chamber backs plan to legalize sports betting

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Missouri is poised to join the growing number of states that allow gambling on sports. After years of discussion, sports and gambling stakeholders appear to have found a compromise that […]

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Truck on the road.

Senate bill: Cut shipping costs with truck platooning

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A Missouri Senate committee is considering legislation to reduce shipping costs by allowing truck platooning in Missouri. Platooning allows trucks to drive closely behind one another, collectively reducing aerodynamic drag. […]

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Member feature: Reducing Employee Absenteeism Due to Eldercare Responsibilities

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The following article was shared by Missouri Chamber member company Veterans Home Care. Have a story to share? Contact Jacob Luecke at jluecke@mochamberdreampress.stage.site Employee absenteeism continues to be a major […]

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Lt. Gov. Kehoe working to address Missouri’s $1.35 billion childcare gap

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Following a recent report illustrating the lack of childcare in Missouri, Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe has launched a new effort to address the problem. In November, the Untapped Potential study […]

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Senate approves critical workforce bill

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A bill passed by the Missouri Senate is aimed at helping employers confront a growing talent shortage. Senate Bill 672 would expand and extend Missouri’s innovative Fast Track Workforce Incentive […]

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A tractor in a field.

“Right to repair” bill would jeopardize intellectual property

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A Missouri House committee is considering a so-called “right to repair” bill with the intention of helping farmers repair their equipment — but the idea comes attached to a critical […]

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Health Care Career Day success

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A statewide event intended to help Missouri confront a critical shortage of health care professionals received an enthusiastic response. The virtual Health Care Career Day event was hosted by the […]

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Gavel and scales of justice on table.

Bill proposes modifying statute of limitations for more timely justice

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Missouri plaintiffs currently have a five-year statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits, one of the longest in the country — double or more the amount of time provided by […]

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