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House committee approves critical legal reform bill

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A Missouri House committee has approved a critical litigation reform bill in an effort to improve the state’s legal climate. House Bill 2206 focuses on Missouri’s outdated, litigation-friendly statute of limitations. Current law allows plaintiffs in Missouri to wait up to five years before filing personal injury lawsuits. That’s double or more the amount of […]

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Missouri Chamber backs plan to legalize sports betting

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Missouri is poised to join the growing number of states that allow gambling on sports. After years of discussion, sports and gambling stakeholders appear to have found a compromise that is now working its way through the legislative process in Jefferson City — and is supported by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In […]

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Senate bill: Cut shipping costs with truck platooning

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A Missouri Senate committee is considering legislation to reduce shipping costs by allowing truck platooning in Missouri. Platooning allows trucks to drive closely behind one another, collectively reducing aerodynamic drag. Platooning requires special trucking technology that syncs the acceleration and breaking between the vehicles, ensuring a safe distance is maintained between the trucks. The practice […]

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Member feature: Reducing Employee Absenteeism Due to Eldercare Responsibilities

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The following article was shared by Missouri Chamber member company Veterans Home Care. Have a story to share? Contact Jacob Luecke at jluecke@mochamber.com Employee absenteeism continues to be a major issue impacting the operational functionality of businesses across the nation. The pandemic and ongoing threats from the Coronavirus have been well documented to cause team […]

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Lt. Gov. Kehoe working to address Missouri’s $1.35 billion childcare gap

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Following a recent report illustrating the lack of childcare in Missouri, Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe has launched a new effort to address the problem. In November, the Untapped Potential study found that the limited supply of childcare does not match high demand in Missouri — a situation that exacerbates the state’s current workforce shortage. The […]

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Senate approves critical workforce bill

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A bill passed by the Missouri Senate is aimed at helping employers confront a growing talent shortage. Senate Bill 672 would expand and extend Missouri’s innovative Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant program. It is a top workforce priority for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Championed by the Missouri Chamber and passed into law […]

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“Right to repair” bill would jeopardize intellectual property

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A Missouri House committee is considering a so-called “right to repair” bill with the intention of helping farmers repair their equipment — but the idea comes attached to a critical flaw that would force private companies to divulge proprietary technology and information. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is opposing House Bill 2402. The […]

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Health Care Career Day success

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A statewide event intended to help Missouri confront a critical shortage of health care professionals received an enthusiastic response. The virtual Health Care Career Day event was hosted by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Feb. 25, attracting nearly 6,100 students. This free program used virtual tours and live Q&A sessions to take […]

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Bill proposes modifying statute of limitations for more timely justice

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Missouri plaintiffs currently have a five-year statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits, one of the longest in the country — double or more the amount of time provided by many other states. But over time records are lost or discarded, witnesses pass away or cannot be located, and memories fade. This loss of evidence […]

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Senate makes progress on workforce priorities

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The first bill perfected in the Missouri Senate this year is a key workforce priority for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. On Feb. 16, Senators gave first round approval to Senate Bill 672. The bill would expand and extend the Missouri’s innovative Fast Track program. Championed by the Missouri Chamber and passed into […]

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