Ameren Missouri announced this week the largest infrastructure upgrade plan in the company’s history. The Smart Energy Plan includes more than 2,000 electric projects over the next five years that will modernize the energy grid and enhance how customers receive and consume electricity for generations to come, all while keeping electric rates stable and predictable.… Read More Ameren Missouri: Smart grid plan announced
SB 227, sponsored by Sen. David Sater, tackles a problem employers are likely to face following the constitutional amendment authorizing medical marijuana: Will employers be able to continue their drug testing programs? The bill, supported by Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM), would allow an employer to refuse to accommodate the use of medical marijuana on… Read More Medical marijuana – in the workplace???
On Tuesday, February 12, the Senate Government Reform Committee, chaired by Sen. Ed Emery, approved three measures that will have a big impact on the tort environment in Missouri, especially for manufacturers. The three measures were: SB 30 (Hegeman) – requiring seat belt use information to be provided when a plaintiff alleges safety devices in… Read More Punitive damage reform, seat belt use admissibility, and statute of repose advance from committee
SB 224, filed by Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, would align Missouri statute with federal court rules of discovery. The bill would help prevent multiple, and often frivolous/harassing, discovery and deposition requests, by limiting them to the number and standards as are used in federal courts in Missouri and many other states. “We are aware of cases… Read More “Discovery to death” prohibition heard
U.S. job openings surged to a record high in December, led by vacancies in the construction and accommodation and food services sectors, strengthening analysts’ views that the economy was running out of workers. READ MORE HERE
U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday, buoyed by a tentative deal reached by U.S. lawmakers to avoid another partial government shutdown and as the United States and China expressed optimism about the ongoing trade talks. READ MORE HERE
The Missouri House today passed HB 188, the Narcotics Control Act which would establish a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri to track prescriptions. Associated Industries of Missouri supports the program. For more information, please see earlier post here.