Second Injury Fund http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. Supreme Court Hears Case Involving Second Injury Fund http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-hears-case-involving-second-injury-fund <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri&#39;s long-ailing Second Injury Fund is at the center of a lawsuit heard Tuesday before the State Supreme Court.</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:45:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30510 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Supreme Court Hears Case Involving Second Injury Fund Politically Speaking: Sen. Rupp On School Transfers And The Second Injury Fund Fix http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-sen-rupp-school-transfers-and-second-injury-fund-fix <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:04:19 +0000 Chris McDaniel 28389 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Sen. Rupp On School Transfers And The Second Injury Fund Fix Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends Second Injury Fund Fix/Workers' Comp Bill To Gov. Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gen-assembly-sends-second-injury-fund-fixworkers-comp-bill-gov-nixon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Legislation that would revive Missouri's ailing Second Injury Fund and seek to reduce the number of occupational disease lawsuits was passed Thursday by the </span><a href="http://house.mo.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri House</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;It had already passed the </span><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri Senate</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> during pre-dawn hours on Wednesday.</span></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 22:02:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26472 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends Second Injury Fund Fix/Workers' Comp Bill To Gov. Nixon Final Version Of Workers' Comp/Second Injury Fund Fix Passes Mo. Senate, Heads To House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/final-version-workers-compsecond-injury-fund-fix-passes-mo-senate-heads-house <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Early this morning, the Missouri Senate passed legislation that would fix the state's ailing Second Injury Fund.</span></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 07:08:16 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26403 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Final Version Of Workers' Comp/Second Injury Fund Fix Passes Mo. Senate, Heads To House With 1 Week Left, What Remains For Missouri's 2013 Legislative Session? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/1-week-left-what-remains-missouris-2013-legislative-session <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The final week of Missouri's regular legislative session has arrived.&nbsp; The Republican-led General Assembly and Democratic Governor Jay Nixon are pushing to get several things accomplished before Friday.&nbsp; St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin tells us that the session, so far, has been one highlighted by partisanship and controversy.</span></p><p></p><p><strong>Nixon vs. lawmakers, tax credit reform</strong></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 11:31:36 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26320 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org With 1 Week Left, What Remains For Missouri's 2013 Legislative Session? Mo. Senate Advances Bill Fixing Insolvent Fund For Injured Workers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-advances-bill-fixing-insolvent-fund-injured-workers <P><EM><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Updated at 5:40 p.m. to include comments from the bill's sponsor, Sen. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:04:55 +0000 The Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 9306 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate Advances Bill Fixing Insolvent Fund For Injured Workers Mo. Senate Gives 1st-Round Approval To Workers' Comp, 2nd Injury Fund Fix http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-gives-1st-round-approval-workers-comp-2nd-injury-fund-fix <p>The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>on Tuesday night&nbsp;gave first-round approval to a workers’ compensation bill that includes a proposed fix for the state’s ailing Second Injury Fund.</p><p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=16944728">Senate Bill 1</a> would replenish the fund by temporarily doubling the fees business may be charged, while restricting the types of injuries that would be covered.&nbsp; The sponsor,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem02.htm">State Senator Scott Rupp</a> (R, Wentzville), calls it an ideal compromise. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 08:28:36 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 9244 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate Gives 1st-Round Approval To Workers' Comp, 2nd Injury Fund Fix Second Injury Fund Debate Begins In Mo. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/second-injury-fund-debate-begins-mo-senate <P>The <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</A> spent more than two hours debating <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=16944728">legislation</A> Monday&nbsp;that would keep the state’s ailing Second Injury Fund alive.</P> <P>The proposal being considered would raise fees that businesses across the state currently pay into the fund while placing restrictions on future claims.&nbsp; <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem14.htm">State Senator&nbsp;Maria Chappelle-Nadal</A> (D, University City) said in floor debate that raising the cap on businesses was a good move, but expressed concern that people with pre-existing conditions would be left out. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 06:07:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8978 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Second Injury Fund Debate Begins In Mo. Senate 2012 Missouri legislative session ends http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/2012-missouri-legislative-session-ends-0 <p>Missouri lawmakers have wrapped up the 2012 legislative session.&nbsp; They passed 115 bills this year, nearly 50 of them on the final day alone.&nbsp; But as St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Marshall Griffin tells us, several high-priority issues didn&rsquo;t make it to the finish line. Sat, 19 May 2012 06:26:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3742 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 2012 Missouri legislative session ends Mo. House passes workers' comp, 2nd Injury Fund fix http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-workers-comp-2nd-injury-fund-fix <p>The<a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">&nbsp;Missouri House </a>has passed<a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1403&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R"> its version of a workers&rsquo; compensation bill </a>that also proposes to fix the state&rsquo;s ailing Second Injury Fund.</p><p>The vote again fell mostly along party lines, passing&nbsp;92 to&nbsp;56, with one lawmaker&nbsp;voting &quot;present.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;The measure&nbsp;would place occupational disease claims back within the workers&rsquo; comp system and would bar employees from suing each other over workplace injuries and illnesses.&nbsp;&nbsp;Democrats, including <a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=046">Kevin McManus </a>of Kansas City, objects to&nbsp;moving claims out of the courts and back to workers&#39; comp. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 21:29:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3471 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House passes workers' comp, 2nd Injury Fund fix