Confusion about Missouri’s new workers’ compensation law could be going on into mid-December because Democrats have refused to support a key proposal to end that confusion. The bill passed by Republican lawmakers in the Spring makes several changes democrats opposed. Some Democrats have admitted openly their refusal to vote for an emergency clause is because the Republicans passed a bad bill in the Spring. Senate Leader Michael Gibbons says the Democrats’ protest means uncertainty about the new workers comp law could last until mid-December. The House is expected to pass the bill next week. It’s hoped the bill can go to the Governor next Thursday. The state’s business community is reacting to the events. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce criticizes Senate Democrats for what it calls “turning their backs on injured workers.” It calls the Democrats’ move petty and irresponsible.
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