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Missouri Chamber to honor students pursing STEM careers

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On June 26, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry will recognize outstanding students from across the state for committing to further their education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The second annual Missouri STEM Signing Day award ceremony will be a virtual event livestreamed on the Missouri Chamber’s Facebook page at […]

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“No good deed goes unpunished”: Missouri businesses brace for devastating COVID-19 lawsuits

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Plaintiffs’ lawyers are gearing up to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to prey on vulnerable companies. It’s a concern that doesn’t only apply to health care providers. Businesses and manufacturers, large or small, aren’t immune to this threat. Elsewhere in the U.S., class actions have already been filed against hand sanitizer manufacturers because their […]

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Missouri Chamber endorses Amendment 2: Medicaid expansion

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The following statement is from Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry: “The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports Amendment 2 as a pro-jobs measure that will help fuel economic growth throughout our state. According to economic projections, expanding Missouri’s Medicaid program will boost job creation by […]

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Statement: Gov. Parson to lift statewide business restrictions

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The following statement is from Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry: “The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports Gov. Mike Parson’s decision to lift the statewide restrictions that have been in place since early April. The governor’s order has played an important role in helping reduce […]

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Missouri Business and the Promise of Punitive Damages Reform

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By Victor E. Schwartz, co-chair, Public Policy Group, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Governor Mike Parson has significant legislation on his desk to improve justice with respect to punitive damage awards in Missouri. It is anticipated that he will sign the legislation, SB 591. The Missouri Chamber actively supported this legislation. The promise of the […]

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Improvements coming to Paycheck Protection Program

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The federal government has passed a number of important changes to the Paycheck Protection Program to help improve the process and make it easier for employers to access loan forgiveness. While the full legislation can be read here, below are some highlights from this bill. The bill lowers the amount of loan proceeds that must […]

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More than 500 co-signers join call for special session to stop COVID-19 lawsuits

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Underscoring the need for urgent action, more than 500 Missouri businesses, organizations and individuals have signed a letter asking Gov. Mike Parson to call a special session and address the growing problem of opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits. Collectively, the co-signers represent Missouri’s diverse economy including small and medium sized businesses, local chambers of commerce, statewide associations […]

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Missouri Chamber asks Gov. Mike Parson to call a special session on COVID-19 lawsuits

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has delivered an urgent letter to Gov. Mike Parson requesting that he call lawmakers back to Jefferson City to address the growing problem of opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits. Coronavirus liability is an emerging problem in Missouri. It relates to a scenario where someone believes they may have contracted the […]

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