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Statement: Supreme Court will not hear Amendment 1 case

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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 Supreme Court has decided not to hear our argument why Amendment 1 is unfit to go before Missouri voters. We have no further avenues to block this poorly drafted amendment before it appears […]

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New study highlights the pervasiveness of legal advertising

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The American Tort Reform Association has released a new study analyzing trial attorney advertising in Missouri and other national litigation hotspots. The study found that in the St. Louis market, trial lawyers spent $860,000 on nearly 14,000 television ads between April and June of this year. That amounts to 153 ads soliciting legal claims or […]

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Statement: Amendment 1 lawsuit decision

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The following statement is from Daniel P. Mehan, President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry: “We are disappointed in today’s appeals court decision which makes it more likely Missouri voters will have to decide a deceptive, poorly-drafted amendment. Today’s decision not only keeps Amendment 1 on the November ballot, it also […]

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Legislature passes computer science bill

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On Sept. 14, lawmakers passed a bill to bolster computer science and STEM education in Missouri. The legislation is now set to become law with the governor’s signature. House Bill 3 will incentivize more Missouri high schoolers to take computer science courses by allowing those courses to count toward graduation as a math, science or […]

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Missouri Chamber wins lawsuit to remove Amdt. 1 from ballot

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A judge ruled on Sept. 14 that Amendment 1 should be removed from the Nov. 6 ballot. The lawsuit, brought by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, focused on how the language of Amendment 1 bundles several different issues into a single ballot item. This is not allowed under the Missouri Constitution. Judge Green […]

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Missouri Chamber to launch statewide internship portal

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According to the Missouri Chamber’s Missouri 2030 strategic plan, there is an acute shortage of skilled workers in our state today. This has become the number one problem for employers in Missouri. In addition to employees acquiring the right skills, more opportunities for work-based learning are needed to ensure that today’s students can achieve success […]

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Revised computer science bill passes House committee

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Sept. 14 update: House Bill 3 has been Truly Agreed To And Finally Passed and awaits the Governor’s signature. During the special legislative session this week, lawmakers are working to revise and pass a bill that will incentivize more Missouri high schoolers to take computer science courses by allowing those courses to count toward graduation […]

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Gov. Parson highlights Missouri 2030 progress

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Gov. Mike Parson praised the progress being made toward the goals of the Missouri 2030 strategic plan during a Sept. 5 event. The remarks came during a dinner with Missouri 2030 supporters at The River Club in Kansas City. “We are making progress in our state,” Parson said. “And the business community, through their work […]

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Appellate court dismisses lawsuit to remove Prop D from ballot

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The Missouri Western District Court of Appeals ruled on Sept. 4 that a referendum increasing the fuel tax by 10 cents over four years can stay on the Nov. 6 ballot. The appellate panel of three judges agreed that it was premature to challenge Prop D’s constitutionality before the vote takes place. The lawsuit claimed […]

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Judge hears Missouri Chamber’s challenge to Amendment 1

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On Aug. 31, Judge Green heard the Missouri Chamber’s lawsuit to stop a disingenuous, out-of-state effort to upend Missouri’s political system. If successful, the 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 to the state’s constitution. […]

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