Missouri Business Headlines

Gov. Greitens signs expert witness reform into law

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A mid-Missouri business served as the backdrop today as Gov. Greitens signed an important bill that helps balance Missouri courts. Gov. Greitens made good on campaign promises by signing House Bill 153 into law at Midland Transports, a distribution company in Jefferson City. The legislation raises Missouri’s expert witness standards to align with much of […]

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Charter school expansion bill passes House

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A bill to give more Missouri families a way out of failing school districts and increase charter school accountability has passed the Missouri House of Representatives. In a tight 83-76 vote on March 16, House lawmakers approved Rep. Rebecca Roeber’s House Bill 634. The bill now moves to the Missouri Senate. The bill would empower […]

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Business alliance challenges Supreme Court ruling on minimum wage

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is part of a business alliance that is challenging a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling that will raise labor costs up to 30 percent for some St. Louis City employers.  The business alliance has asked the Missouri Supreme Court for a new hearing.  Under the ruling, employers paying […]

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Missouri Chamber applauds General Hawley’s move to protect financial industry

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Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has filed a brief in federal court arguing that the statute protecting the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPA) from removal by the President is unconstitutional. In October 2016 a panel of the D.C. Circuit found that the CFPA violates the Constitution’s separation of powers. On February 16, […]

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Missouri poised to write common sense expert witness standards into law

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The Missouri General Assembly has completed work on an important bill that raises Missouri’s expert witness standards up to par with much of the rest of the nation—an important step as the legislature works to improve Missouri’s legal climate. House Bill 153 will become law with a signature from Gov. Eric Greitens. House Bill 153 […]

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Community colleges take on top issue facing Missouri businesses

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Missouri’s 12 community colleges established the Missouri Community College Workforce Development Network today to address a longstanding challenge facing Missouri businesses—the availability of a skilled workforce. The new network will tackle what groups like the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other economic developers have said for years, namely that the state’s workforce system […]

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A litigation destination: House votes to end out-of-state venue shopping

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Missouri has long been a destination for out-of-state trial attorneys seeking friendly courts and big paydays. The state’s welcoming judicial venue laws make it easy to move a case here—just name a Missouri business as one of the defendants. Even if that business is later dismissed, the case can stay in Missouri. This practice would […]

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Senate tackles costly 2015 workers’ compensation ruling

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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 a costly 2015 Missouri Supreme Court ruling. The court’s decision in Greer v. Sysco Foods allows workers to […]

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Missouri Senate votes to balance Missouri courts for all parties

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Landmark legislation to help block frivolous discrimination lawsuits from our state courts has been approved by the Missouri Senate. Senators voted 23-9 in support of Senate Bill 43, legislation sponsored by Sen. Gary Romine, a Republican from Farmington. The legislation would align discrimination standards with standards established in Senate Bill 113, a bill recently approved […]

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