Missouri Chamber of Commerce http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Despite National Focus, Missouri Minimum Wage Vote Faces Murky Future http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/despite-national-focus-missouri-minimum-wage-vote-faces-murky-future <p>President Barack Obama <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/01/28/president-barack-obamas-state-union-address">sent a message during his State of the Union address</a> to every mayor, governor and state legislator who want to increase the minimum wage: Don't wait on Congress, Americans will support more local government initiatives.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:34:46 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33879 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Despite National Focus, Missouri Minimum Wage Vote Faces Murky Future Missouri Chamber Endorses Bill Expanding Medicaid To Low-Income Workers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-chamber-endorses-bill-expanding-medicaid-low-income-workers <p>The Missouri Chamber of Commerce is lauding a new proposal to expand Medicaid. The business group says it would allow Missouri to take advantage of the $2 billion a year in federal subsidies that it currently has declined to accept.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:27:40 +0000 Jo Mannies 33824 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Chamber Endorses Bill Expanding Medicaid To Low-Income Workers Study: Missouri Has 'Fallen Behind' In Providing Digital Learning To K-12 Students http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/study-missouri-has-fallen-behind-providing-digital-learning-k-12-students <p>A study released Thursday by the <a href="http://www.mochamber.com/mx/hm.asp?id=home">Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry</a> states that Missouri is "falling behind" when it comes to providing digital learning for K-12 students.&nbsp;</p><p>The chamber commissioned the study, which was conducted by the Colorado-based <a href="http://evergreenedgroup.com/">Evergreen Education Group</a>.&nbsp; Chamber President and CEO Dan Mehan says although online learning options are available in the Show-Me State, most require tuition, while those that don’t are limited geographically.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:22:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33372 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Study: Missouri Has 'Fallen Behind' In Providing Digital Learning To K-12 Students Bond To Lobby For Missouri To Expand Medicaid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bond-lobby-missouri-expand-medicaid <p>Retired U.S. Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond, R-Mo., is jumping into the Jefferson City debate over Medicaid expansion – and he’s on the side of&nbsp; Gov. Jay Nixon and other expansion supporters.</p><p>Bond, a former two-term governor, has been hired as a lobbyist by the Missouri Chamber to try to persuade fellow Republicans in the General Assembly to drop their opposition and agree to take the federal aid which would cover all the expansion’s costs for three years and at least 90 percent thereafter.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:52:39 +0000 Jo Mannies 33238 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bond To Lobby For Missouri To Expand Medicaid Why The General Assembly Is Battling Over Right To Work http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-general-assembly-battling-over-right-work <p>The first full week of the Missouri’s General Assembly is officially underway, and already the focus has shifted away from the expected topics – tax cuts and Medicaid expansion – and <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/right-work-bill-praised-blasted-during-house-hearing">landed smack dab in the midst of a potentially bruising battle over labor rights.</a></p><p>The fight offers the potential of overshadowing other legislative issues for weeks, if not months.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:14:37 +0000 Jo Mannies 33017 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why The General Assembly Is Battling Over Right To Work Governor Nixon Fights Against Perry Radio Ad http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/governor-nixon-fights-against-perry-radio-ad <p>Governor Jay Nixon is taking action against a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vePOZ6ChOQ">radio ad</a> in which Texas Governor Rick Perry encourages Missouri businesses to leave for his state.</p><p>Nixon’s campaign committee is running an ad that defends Missouri as a better place to do business than Texas on St. Louis radio station KTRS. The station previously refused to run Perry's ad.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:14:12 +0000 The Associated Press 29458 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Governor Nixon Fights Against Perry Radio Ad Coalition Calling For Override Of Tax Cut Veto Brings Tour To Mo. Capital City http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/coalition-calling-override-tax-cut-veto-brings-tour-mo-capital-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While Governor Jay Nixon (D) continues touring Missouri to oppose efforts to override his veto of tax cut legislation, a group of business officials and political activists are trying to rally support for the override effort.</span></p> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 00:06:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29351 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Coalition Calling For Override Of Tax Cut Veto Brings Tour To Mo. Capital City Downsizing State Government Tour Ends At Mo. Capitol http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/downsizing-state-government-tour-ends-mo-capitol <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Missouri House committee looking at ways to downsize state government wrapped up its three-day tour across the state with three meetings Thursday, in St. Joseph, Columbia, and at the State Capitol in Jefferson City.</span></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 00:35:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28366 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Downsizing State Government Tour Ends At Mo. Capitol Workplace Discrimination Bill Heard By Mo. House Committee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/workplace-discrimination-bill-heard-mo-house-committee <p>Testimony was heard today on <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB320">legislation</a> that would redefine what constitutes workplace discrimination in Missouri.</p><p>If passed, workplace discrimination would have to be a motivating factor, not just a contributing one, in any wrongful action taken against a worker by an employer, which is the current federal standard.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.polsinelli.com/raubuchon/?ajax=no">Attorney Rich AuBuchon</a> spoke in favor of the bill on behalf of his former employer,&nbsp;the <a href="http://www.mochamber.com/mx/hm.asp?id=home">Missouri Chamber of Commerce</a>.&nbsp; He&nbsp;told the House Committee on Workforce Development and&nbsp;Workplace Safety that the state’s current definition of discrimination is hurting Missouri’s economy. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:54:16 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9203 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Workplace Discrimination Bill Heard By Mo. House Committee Morning headlines: Friday, September 14, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-september-14-2012 <p><strong>Unofficial recount results confirms Koenen victory </strong></p><p>A recount has confirmed that Glenn Koenen won a Democratic primary for a suburban St. Louis congressional seat and will face Republican Ann Wagner in the November election.</p><p>Unofficial results of the recount released Thursday by the secretary of state's office show Koenen's margin of victory declined by two votes compared to the original count from the August 7th primary. But he still finished 46 votes ahead of Harold Whitfield in a four-person primary that drew a total of nearly 28,000 votes.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:39:13 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 4598 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, September 14, 2012