Missouri Business Headlines

Auditor will investigate Missouri’s languishing small business advocacy board

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JEFFERSON CITY — A new state audit will investigate Missouri’s Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board, which describes itself as operating at a “sub-par level.” With many Missouri companies continuing to struggle under unfair regulations, it’s time for the state to finally stand up for small business and re-energize this critical board. In announcing the audit, […]

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Missouri moves up to fourth on the list of “judicial hellholes”

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JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s unfair legal climate has earned our state a fourth place ranking in the American Tort Reform Association’s annual “Judicial Hellholes” report, released today. “The ‘Show Me Your Lawsuits State’ has a reputation for a judicial nominating process hijacked by the plaintiff’s bar, a state high court that issues outlier decisions and […]

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75 chambers, 50,000 employers — One new, powerful voice in the Missouri Capitol

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JEFFERSON CITY — With 2015 coming to a close, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is celebrating its largest ever year of expansion. By year’s end, the Missouri Chamber’s pro-business coalition will have grown to include more than 75 local chambers and 50,000 Missouri employers in communities across the state. For the first time […]

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Supreme Court ruling opens door to increased workers’ compensation liability on Missouri employers

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JEFFERSON CITY — Employees can now receive workers’ compensation benefits years after some injury claims are settled as a result of a Dec. 8 ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court. The decision in Greer v. Sysco Foods exposes Missouri employers to significantly increased workers’ compensation liability. “We believe the Supreme Court is wrong in its […]

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Health plans—Businesses need to prepare for 2016 health insurance changes

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By Kelly Dyer Ever since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law five years ago, the federal legislation has brought annual changes that require businesses to adjust their practices. The slow rollout continues in 2016 with several new provisions that Missouri businesses need to consider. While the 2016 changes are easy to summarize, the […]

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Show-Me DC

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Missouri Chamber-led group works to influence federal issues With the goal of taking their concerns to the people that can make change in Washington DC, nearly 30 Missouri Chamber members travelled to our nation’s capital to take part in the inaugural Missouri-DC Fly-In. “It’s better that you are here than almost any time I can […]

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Toyota Bodine Manufacturing and the Missouri Chamber launch video contest to show students what’s cool about manufacturing

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What’s so cool about manufacturing? Students in Lincoln County are about to find out through an innovative program called “Show-Me Manufacturing” provided by Toyota-Bodine Manufacturing, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Dream It. Do It. Show-Me Manufacturing is a video contest for students at four local middle schools: Elsberry R-2, Lincoln County, R-3, […]

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Override success—Fixes coming for workplace regulations, unemployment benefits

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Thanks to supermajority support, the Missouri General Assembly has overridden vetoes of two important business bills. With this success, the state’s employer community can look forward to more consist workforce regulations and added stability within the state’s unemployment benefits system. The override vote on House Bill 722 addresses a concerning trend in Missouri where a […]

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