Chamber & Capitol News

Stay up-to-date on the latest news from the Missouri Chamber and the capitol.

Member feature: Black & Veatch mitigating health care deserts

June 01, 2022

The following article was shared by a Missouri Chamber member company. Have a story to share? Contact Jacob Luecke at jluecke@mochamberdreampress.stage.site. There are many people in this country, especially in rural areas, […]

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Addressing predatory litigation lending

May 26, 2022

The litigation lending industry is a financial practice that fuels lawsuits by providing “up-front” cash (with sky-high interest rates of up to 200 percent plus additional fees) to individual plaintiffs […]

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Top 7: Our priorities with two weeks left

April 28, 2022

With just two weeks remaining in the 2022 Missouri Legislative Session, it’s time to take stock of what issues remain in play as the clock ticks down to May 13. […]

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Senate bill to modernize Missouri utilities moves to House

April 27, 2022

On April 24, a Missouri House committee took up a Senate bill containing important regulatory updates. In recent years, the Missouri Chamber has successfully advocated for a number of bills […]

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This could be the year Missouri finally passes jobless benefits reform

April 27, 2022

With labor shortages being reported across Missouri, the state legislature is considering policy to help get unemployed Missourians back into the workforce sooner. The proposed change would create a sliding […]

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Combatting retail theft

April 27, 2022

Retail theft is becoming more common, says Sen. Rick Brattin. “It’s a pretty rampant situation. My daughter — she’s my second oldest daughter, she’s 18 — works at a retail […]

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Senate committee considers “Earning Safe Reentry Through Work Act”

April 27, 2022

In today’s tight labor market, more employers are turning to alternative talent pools to fill jobs — including justice-involved individuals. Keeping a job has been shown to greatly reduce recidivism. […]

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Childcare crisis: Senate votes to help parents re-enter workforce

April 27, 2022

With Missouri’s childcare shortage costing the state an estimated $1.35 billion, lawmakers are continuing to advance an innovative budget proposal to help parents re-enter the workforce. The budget passed by […]

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Senate continues budget work

April 22, 2022

The state budget process continued in a Missouri Senate committee this week with lawmakers considering several important pro-business appropriations. Funding proposals under consideration include: Onshoring industries that are vital to […]

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