Senate Republicans push through punitive damage reform; But coronavirus puts hold on return to Jeff City
JEFFERSON CITY – After an overnight filibuster that lasted 19 hours in late February, Republican state senators advanced a proposed change to the state’s legal system designed to clamp down on excessive lawsuit payouts.
JEFFERSON CITY – Although a bill introduced in January that would have permitted asbestos victims to secure some benefits from asbestos trust claims without sacrificing a future tort disbursement was filibustered for 20 hours, the senator who introduced Senate Bill 575 views the experience as a success.
Hospitality industry overwhelmed by the economic tsunami; But leaders positioning for 'the comeback'
Business leaders, trade groups and unions all agree the hospitality industry in Missouri is the first sector in the state to be overwhelmed by the economic tsunami caused by the sweep of the coronavirus outbreak.