Busy Week in Missouri’s Capitol With 3 Weeks Left

April 27 – The legislature has just three weeks to resolve differences and pass several important issues.  And while the clock continues to “tick”, progress was made on several fronts this week. The Missouri Senate passed their version of the 2013 state budget, following lengthy filibusters and unusual recesses that allowed senators to rewrite certain parts of… Read More Busy Week in Missouri’s Capitol With 3 Weeks Left

Ameren Missouri Forms an Alliance with Westinghouse Electric to Apply for Department of Energy Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Investment Funds

Ameren Missouri Continues to Plan for Missouri’s Energy Future ST. LOUIS (April 19, 2012) — Today, Ameren Missouri, a utility company of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), announced it has entered into an agreement with Westinghouse Electric Company, a proven, global leader in nuclear energy and small modular reactor technology development, to exclusively support Westinghouse’s application for… Read More Ameren Missouri Forms an Alliance with Westinghouse Electric to Apply for Department of Energy Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Investment Funds

Tax Increase, Tax Cut, Second Injury Fund, Undocumented Workers and Whistle-blower Update

April 12 – Well, as you can tell by the headline, it has been a very busy 24 hours! Our tax cut bill, HB 1639, sponsored by Representative Jerry Nolte, advanced from the House Rules Committee this morning and will be eligible for debate by the full House as soon as next week.  The bill… Read More Tax Increase, Tax Cut, Second Injury Fund, Undocumented Workers and Whistle-blower Update

Associated Industries of Missouri Supports “Whistle Blower” Reform

April 11 – AIM President Ray McCarty testified before a House Committee yesterday in favor of two bills that would reform protections for employees claiming “whistle blower” protection under Missouri’s employment law. While many committee members expressed agreement with at least some components of HB 2099, a bill that reforms only the “whistle blower” statutes,… Read More Associated Industries of Missouri Supports “Whistle Blower” Reform

Second Worker’s Comp Bill with Second Injury Fund Fix Clears Missouri House

April 11 – The Missouri House today passed an AIM-supported bill to the Senate that will address two important issues in worker’s compensation and implement reforms for the Second Injury Fund.  CLICK HERE FOR THE RECORDED VOTE (Note: Page 1 is the vote on the “emergency clause” and Page 2 is the vote on the… Read More Second Worker’s Comp Bill with Second Injury Fund Fix Clears Missouri House

Missouri House Gives Initial Approval to Second Worker’s Compensation Bill with Second Injury Fund Included

April 3 – The Missouri House today gave initial approval to a second worker’s compensation reform bill that would accomplish three things: 1. Cover occupational diseases under the worker’s compensation system; 2. Prevent employees from suing each other in most workplace accident situations; and, 3. Responsibly reform the Second Injury Fund. The bill faces one… Read More Missouri House Gives Initial Approval to Second Worker’s Compensation Bill with Second Injury Fund Included