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Gov. Parson signs broadband bill, puts $50m into expansion efforts

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On July 2, Gov. Mike Parson signed an important broadband bill into law and announced that $50 million in federal coronavirus relief funds will go toward broadband expansion. The COVID-19 crisis served as another reminder of the economic importance of having modern broadband services available across Missouri. As schools and businesses closed, students and workers […]

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Setting the stage for workforce recovery: Gov. Parson signs House Bill 2046

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As Missourians seek to return to work in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis, a new state law signed by Gov. Mike Parson will help create more flexibility in the state’s workforce and enable greater career mobility. The law passed the legislature as House Bill 2046 and was championed by the Missouri Chamber of […]

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Gov. Parson emphasizes need for action on COVID-19 lawsuits

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Gov. Parson again emphasized the need for a special legislative session to limit COVID-19 lawsuits during a legal reform bill signing event on July 1. He pointed out that workers across many industries are at risk for opportunistic lawsuits. “Whether it’s a convenience store, truck drivers, grocery store clerks — we’ve got to make sure […]

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Stop job-crushing lawsuits: Gov. Parson signs legal climate reforms into law

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Gov. Mike Parson has signed a critical piece of legislation to reform Missouri’s job-crushing legal climate. The governor signed Senate Bill 591 into law on July 1 during stops in St. Peters and Springfield. The law reforms Missouri’s punitive damage system and stops the abuse of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. The bill was sponsored […]

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Missouri Chamber STEM Signing Day goes virtual, awards $25,000 in scholarships

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On June 26, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognized 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 was a virtual event streamed on the Missouri Chamber’s Facebook page. Each student received […]

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Open for lawsuits: Missouri lags in offering COVID-19 liability protection

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As more and more states enact measures to stop opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits, Missouri now stands out for its inaction. COVID-19 lawsuits are a growing threat in Missouri and across the nation. Led by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, more than 600 businesses, organizations and individuals have signed a letter asking Missouri Gov. Mike […]

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New report reveals how Medicaid expansion would impact Missouri

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On August 4, Missouri voters will have the opportunity to decide whether the state expands its Medicaid program. Amendment 2 would require that Missouri provide Medicaid coverage to individuals earning up to $17,609 annually or a family of four earning up to $36,156. The majority of the cost for this coverage would be covered by […]

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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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