Missouri Business Headlines

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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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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