The Missouri House is spending the day debating a change to workers’ compensation laws – a change that would restrict workers’ comp benefits to those who are injured on the job as a result of their work duties. House Speaker Catherine Hanaway of Warson Woods says Missouri has lost far too many jobs because of unfriendly laws that hurt business. Hanaway has vowed to have the House stay at it today until the bill is passed. Several lawmakers and representatives of the business community were on hand, this morning, at a news conference outlining House plans to forge ahead until the bill is passed. Dan Mehan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, expressed his concern that the state is allowing workers’ compensation abuse to cost the state jobs and is keeping benefits from workers that truly deserve them.
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