Missouri Business Headlines

Opening doors for educators to learn about in-demand careers

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The Missouri Chamber Foundation’s Workforce203o Report revealed that educators usually have little exposure to career opportunities outside of those requiring a four-year degree. This can leave significant awareness gaps for students in areas like advanced manufacturing and technical jobs. Rep. Brenda Shields wants to help give Missouri teachers that valuable experience to share in their […]

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Committee offers unanimous support for protecting critical infrastructure

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A Missouri House committee has unanimously passed a bill to protect the state’s pipelines and other critical infrastructure from harmful acts of trespassing and tampering. On April 30, the House Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety voted 9-0 to pass House Bill 954. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Knight, a Republican from Lebanon, […]

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Bill passed: Juries should consider seatbelt usage in safety lawsuits

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The Missouri legislature has passed a common-sense bill that allows juries to consider whether a person’s failure to wear a seatbelt may have contributed to accident injuries. It’s common knowledge that failing to use a seatbelt can lead to an increased risk of injury in a crash. But that idea is missing from Missouri courts […]

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Product liability bill passes Senate committee

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A Missouri Senate committee has approved a bill to place reasonable time limits on product liability lawsuits while also amending the bill to include important reforms to improve Missouri’s legal climate. By a vote of 5-2 the Missouri Senate Government Reform Committee approved House Bill 186 on April 30. The legislation is by Rep. Curtis […]

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Senate Bill 7 passes: Missouri is no longer the nation’s courtroom

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Trial attorneys have long seen Missouri as an enticing destination to file blockbuster lawsuits. Thousands of litigants from across the nation have flocked to Kansas City and St. Louis, locations where the courtrooms have a reputation for handing out big judgements against employers. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry worked for years to put […]

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Five bills on the home stretch

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With three weeks left in the session, the Missouri General Assembly continues to work on a wide variety of legislation. Numerous proposals from the Missouri Chamber’s Legislative Agenda are making progress toward final passage. However, a handful of important bills have reached the home stretch and are well positioned to pass before session adjourns on […]

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Critical infrastructure requires special protection

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A Missouri House committee is considering a bill that would protect Missouri’s critical infrastructure and deter harmful acts of trespassing and tampering. House Bill 954 would create stronger penalties for willfully trespassing onto critical infrastructure facilities. The legislation would also boost penalties for willfully damaging these facilities. The bill delineates of the types of facilities […]

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Senate committee considers small business health insurance legislation

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In today’s tight labor market, many small businesses in Missouri strive to retain and offer value to their employees. Providing health insurance is often a fundamental part of those efforts, but small employers are struggling to keep up with its rising costs. What many of those employers likely don’t know is that the Missouri Chamber […]

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87 Rolla high school seniors recognized as Show-Me Scholars

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ROLLA — 87 of Rolla’s graduating high school seniors have earned “Show-Me Scholars” honors by fulfilling a pledge to take more rigorous classes during high school. Students who completed the program received Show-Me Scholars medallions and cords at an April 23 event to wear at their upcoming graduation ceremonies to highlight their accomplishments. The local […]

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Missouri Chamber, Boeing, MDHE to launch STEM scholarship program May 8

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This May, a new scholarship program launched by the Missouri Chamber Foundation in partnership with The Boeing Company and the Missouri Department of Higher Education will award $1,000 scholarships to 10 Missouri high school seniors who are dedicated to pursuing a STEM career pathway in college and beyond. Similar to signing days for athletes, the […]

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