Missouri Business Headlines

Transportation Task Force holds first meeting

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When talking about Missouri’s transportation system, the current status resembles a pileup of bad news. The state has 860 bridges that are in poor condition. Interstate 70 is crowded and expected to become even more congested in the coming years. Missouri’s transportation revenue is about $50,000 per mile, while the national average is $216,000 per […]

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Leadership Missouri donates 5,346 books to Parents as Teachers

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The 2017 class of Leadership Missouri recently donated 5,346 books to the Warrensburg R-VI School District’s Parents as Teachers program. District Superintendent Scott Patrick is a member of the 2017 Class of Leadership Missouri. The gift was a service project undertaken by the Leadership Missouri class. By choosing the Warrensburg R-VI School District’s Parents as […]

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Missouri Chamber PAC endorses two candidates in the August Special Election

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The Missouri Chamber Political Action Committee is endorsing Rep. Sandy Crawford and Sara Walsh in their August 8 special election races. Rep. Sandy Crawford, a Republican from Buffalo, is seeking to join the Missouri Senate in District 28. This seat was previously held by Lt. Governor Mike Parson, who left the Senate following his election […]

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The Missouri Chamber applauds Gov. Greitens’ pick to head the Missouri Department of Economic Development

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry voiced its support as Gov. Greitens filled a position critical to Missouri employers. Greitens named Rob Dixon as Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. “We are very excited about the announcement. Rob is a proven professional in the economic development field and this announcement is great […]

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Governor signs Project Labor Agreement reforms into law

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Gov. Eric Greitens has signed a new law helping improve efficiency on public construction projects and giving private contractors more workforce independence. Senate Bill 182 reforms Project Labor Agreements in Missouri. Under current state law, firms bidding to work on public construction projects can be required to enter into collective bargaining with unions, hire workers […]

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Missouri Chamber highlighted during manufacturing workforce summit

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As part of the Missouri 2030 strategic plan, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is taking a hands-on approach toward improving the state’s manufacturing workforce. While many industries in Missouri face workforce problems, manufacturing has been particularly hard hit due to outdated, negative perceptions of the industry. To help combat this problem, the Missouri […]

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Collateral source reform passes: Legislature continues focus on improving Missouri’s legal climate

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When a plaintiff wins an injury lawsuit, they deserve to have their medical expenses reimbursed. But currently in Missouri, many plaintiffs are getting much more — a windfall. Current state law incentivizes plaintiffs and trial attorneys to claim expenses that were reimbursed through other sources or never actually incurred. The result is often an oversized […]

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Missouri House votes to restore balance and justice in Missouri courts hearing discrimination cases

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Missouri courts will spend less time hearing meritless discrimination claims as a result of legislation given approval today by the Missouri House of Representatives. Representatives voted in support of Senate Bill 43, legislation sponsored by Sen. Gary Romine, a Republican from Farmington, and handled in the House by Rep. Joe Don McGaugh, a Republican from […]

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Senate vote sends Gov. Greitens legislation to reverse two costly workers’ compensation court rulings

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When someone is injured on the job, Missouri’s workers’ compensation system ensures there are resources available to help that person recover and return to work. The Missouri Senate has voted to protect this vital employer-funded program from two costly Missouri Supreme Court rulings. The bill, Senate Bill 66, sponsored by Sen. Dave Schatz, a Republican […]

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