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Legislative Priorities
1:15 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Area Lawmakers Ready For New 114th Congress

The 114th Congress is ready to introduce a wide vareity of legislative proposals.
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From naming local post offices for fallen service members to changing the president’s signature health-care law, area lawmakers are beginning the 114th Congress ready to introduce a wide array of legislative proposals.

Every session of Congress sees far more bills introduced than could ever be considered, and most legislative proposals last only about as long as it takes a lawmaker to issue a news release announcing the bill’s introduction.

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MO Statehouse
12:02 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Mo. House passes new rules for workplace whistleblowers

An interior view of the dome at the Missouri Capitol.
via Flickr | jennlynndesign

The Missouri House has approved legislation that could make it harder for employees to be shielded from retaliation by their employer for reporting wrongdoing in the workplace.

In an 86-66 vote Thursday, the House approved a measure that limits "whistleblower" status to employees who report or refuse to carry out illegal acts. The bill also caps the amount of punitive damages a person can recover if a company retaliates against the whistleblower.

Workplace discrimination bill
9:07 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Stripped-down workplace discrimination before Mo. House committee

Mo. House Workforce Development and Workplace Safety Committee considers substitute version of workplace discrimination bill.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

A State House committee began a hearing Tuesday into a stripped-down version of the workplace discrimination bill.

Governor Jay Nixon (D) vetoed the House version last month, so backers are now pushing a revised bill that will primarily focus on protecting whistleblowers.  State Rep. Kevin Elmer (R, Nixa) says language that would redefine workplace discrimination as a motivating factor instead of a contributing one has been removed.

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