Missouri Business Headlines

A litigation destination: House votes to end out-of-state venue shopping

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Missouri has long been a destination for out-of-state trial attorneys seeking friendly courts and big paydays. The state’s welcoming judicial venue laws make it easy to move a case here—just name a Missouri business as one of the defendants. Even if that business is later dismissed, the case can stay in Missouri. This practice would […]

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Senate tackles costly 2015 workers’ compensation ruling

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When someone is injured on the job, Missouri’s workers’ compensation system ensures there are resources available to help that person recover and return to work. The Missouri Senate has voted to protect this vital employer-funded program from a costly 2015 Missouri Supreme Court ruling. The court’s decision in Greer v. Sysco Foods allows workers to […]

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Missouri Senate votes to balance Missouri courts for all parties

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Landmark legislation to help block frivolous discrimination lawsuits from our state courts has been approved by the Missouri Senate. Senators voted 23-9 in support of Senate Bill 43, legislation sponsored by Sen. Gary Romine, a Republican from Farmington. The legislation would align discrimination standards with standards established in Senate Bill 113, a bill recently approved […]

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Scenes from STEM Day at the Capitol

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Students and education stakeholders from across Missouri gathered at the capitol on March 2 to celebrate STEM education. Watch these video vignettes to get a glimpse into the event.

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Jeb Bush touts Missouri’s education reform work

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush visited the Missouri Capitol on March 2 to promote lawmakers’ ongoing work to reform the state’s education system. Bush met with Missouri legislators and spoke with reporters about the need to update the educational system. “Think about all of the great institutions in our society that have changed and adapted […]

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STEM Day at the Capitol

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Hundreds of students and education supporters will rally at the Missouri Capitol on Thursday in a celebration of the state’s growing math and science efforts. The annual STEM Day at the Capitol, hosted by the Missouri Chamber Foundation’s Mathematics and Science Coalition, highlights this important part of our economy and the opportunities STEM education provides […]

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Bill to expand charter school education passes House committee

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As a retired English teacher, Rep. Rebecca Roeber is very familiar with the issues facing Missouri’s public education system. Now, she has emerged as one of the Missouri General Assembly’s leading proponents of education reform initiatives. Her House Bill 634 would allow charter schools to expand to Missouri’s first class and charter counties. Currently, charter […]

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