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Missouri Chamber files legal challenge to Amendment 1

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has filed a lawsuit to stop a disingenuous, out-of-state effort to upend Missouri’s political system. If successful, the Missouri Chamber’s legal challenge will remove Amendment 1 from the Nov. 6 statewide ballot. This would spare Missourians from having to decide whether or not to approve this deceptive amendment […]

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Missouri Chamber Reports Lawmakers’ Grades From 2018 Legislative Session

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has released its 2018 Legislative Vote Ratings. This annual ranking provides the business community with a measure of how lawmakers voted on a comprehensive list of important business issues in the regular 2018 Legislative Session. To compile this tool, the Missouri Chamber selected the most critical votes of […]

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Missouri Chamber PAC endorsed candidates win primary

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Missouri Chamber Political Action Committee endorsed candidates Dave Griffith and Tony Luetkemeyer both won their primary elections on Aug. 7 and will appear on the ballot in the General Election on Nov. 6. Dave Griffith, a Republican, is running for the House of Representatives in District 60. During his campaign, he has highlighted the importance […]

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Statement on Proposition A

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The following statement is from Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Using a roughly $20 million war chest, union bosses have blocked Missourians from having the freedom to decide whether or not they join a union and pay dues. As our state became a national battleground over […]

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Trial attorneys attempting to buy crucial Senate seat

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Trial attorneys are attempting to block future efforts to reform Missouri’s legal climate by buying a northern Missouri Senate seat. The trial attorney cash infusion is boosting Nate Walker, one of four Republicans running to replace Sen. Brian Munzlinger in Senate District 18. Missouri has one of the worst legal climates in the nation. The […]

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Missouri Chamber PAC endorses Dave Griffith in Missouri House District 60

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The Missouri Chamber Political Action Committee has endorsed Dave Griffith for the House of Representatives in District 60. Griffith, a Republican, is an established business and community leader in Jefferson City. During his campaign, he has highlighted the importance of improving our state’s workforce by investing in our state’s education system. He also supports investment […]

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Missouri Chamber PAC endorses Tony Luetkemeyer in Missouri Senate District 34

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The Missouri Chamber PAC has endorsed Tony Luetkemeyer for Senate in District 34. Luetkemeyer, a Republican, has made pro-business issues central to his campaign. “Our state’s term limits have led to a high turnover rate in the Missouri General Assembly this fall. This amplifies the importance of this year’s elections as we need Missouri voters […]

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Trial attorneys willing to invest thousands in upcoming elections to keep St. Louis City as a litigation destination

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Following the recent $4.7 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson, Missouri made national news as legal experts from around the country highlighted Missouri’s weak venue statutes, low standards for admitting expert witness testimony and St. Louis City’s historically plaintiff-friendly juries. “Missouri courts are an increasingly dangerous place for businesses,” said Missouri Chamber General Counsel Justin […]

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Signed into law — A look at Missouri’s newest statutes

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Since the end of the 2018 Legislative Session, dozens of bills have been signed into law. Here is a look at some Missouri Chamber legislative priorities that are being added to the state statutes. Modernizing our energy infrastructure This new law will bring Missouri energy consumers more stable and predictable rates as well as improved […]

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$4.7 billion St. Louis talcum powder verdict illustrates need for venue reform

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A St. Louis court has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay nearly $4.7 billion in damages and punitive damages to plaintiffs claiming the company’s talcum powder caused cancer. Johnson & Johnson denied the allegations and asserts its products are harmless. In this case, 17 of the 22 plaintiffs were from out of state. This exemplifies why […]

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