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1999 Business Stories
Radio Story - Attorney General Jay Nixon is displeased with an amendment allowing for lead mining to continue in the Mark Twain National Forest. The amendment was sponsored by Missouri Senator Kit Bond and was passed by the U.S. Senate.
Radio Story - President Clinton's proposal to increase paid parental leave is getting a negative reaction from the Associated Industries of Missouri. The trade group says the proposal would increase taxes.
Radio Story - Allowing China into the World Trade Organization would benefit Missouri farmers and other businesses.
Radio Story - China surprised the economic world Monday when it signed off on an agreement with the United States that will make China the newest member of the World Trade Organization.
Radio Story - The attorney for Missouri hospitals warned legislators that an agreement as to who gets the tabacco money has to be reached by Dec. 2001.
Radio Story - Two legislative leaders in HMO regulation say they are gald UnitedHealth Group announced it will allow doctors to choose which treatments the company will cover.
Radio Story - The Salvation Army Bellringers Program will begin next Friday meaning bellringers will be stationed in front of area stores.
Radio Story - Plane disasters such as the recent EgyptAir crash create major economic headaches for the companies involved.
Radio Story - The program makes it easier and more profitable for parent's to save money for their child's college education.
Radio Story - An interim-house committee met on Monday and grilled representatives from major meat producers in Missouri about the family farm crisis.
Radio Story - State rules to restrict utilities from shutting off services for non-payment of bills go into effect the first of November.
Radio Story - A federal agency says the leading cause of truck accidents is driver inattention of the car driver, not of the truck driver.
Radio Story - Associated Industries of Missouri says the federal lawsuit against the tobacco industry is an abuse of political power. The group expresses concern about the precedent the case may set.
Radio Story - The Missouri Gaming Commission will meet with the legislative pannel on gaming to consider four casinos applications.
Radio Story - The Missouri employment rate has increased to what expertss call the point of full employment during the past year.
Radio Story - Insurance agencies urge the Governor's building code commission to adopt statewide building codes. Lawrence Schwab says the codes will lower homeowners' overall costs.
Radio Story - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources estimates that the average consumer's bill for heat will increase as much as $30 per month this winter.
Radio Story - The Allegheny Institute, a pro-deregulation public interest group, says Southwestern Bell has claimed millions of dollars in assets it doesn't have, pushing rates higher.
Newspaper Story - Missouri will join a national task force to investigate whether banks that offer credit cards are selling customer information to direct-marketing companies.
Radio Story - Missouri is part of a national task force designed to investigate banks that issue credit cards. Attorney Generals from a dozen states are investigating whether these banks are selling information on credit limits ans spending habits.
Newspaper Story - A federal lawsuit filed by the US Dept. of Justice on Wednesday against big tobacco won't affect Missouri's state settlement
Radio Story - Missouri officials have to decide if AmarenUE's annual contribution to a fund set-up to pay for the eventual dismantling of the Callaway nuclear power plant is enough.
Radio Story - Last year's settlement with the tobacco companies promised Missouri nearly seven billion dollars. The federal government is suing them again. Members of the Missouri House Tobacco Settlement Committee say they don't know how the suit will effect the state's money. One legislator expresses concerns.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Supreme Court hears arguments by Blue Cross as to why it should be allowed to become profit-making.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Attourney General Jay Nixon announced that Missouri will be getting an estimated $6.7 billion in the tobacco settlement, but Missouri has yet to receive one cent of the money due to appeals.
Radio Story - Some pharmacists say the Procare website doesn't properly warn customers about the dangers of mixing drugs. Attorney General Jay Nixon put a temporary restraining order on the website.
Radio Story - Attorney General Jay Nixon filed a temporary restrainng order against two online pharmacies. His spokesman says the sales are dangerous and illegal for Missouri residents. He says the sites have weak background checks. Currently Missouri law prohibits dispensing prescription drugs without a proper license.
Radio Story - The Missouri Guarantee Fund, paid for by Missouri's licensed insurance companies, will pay any money not recovered from alleged embezzler Martin Frankel.
Newspaper Story - Like Turkey, Missouri has no state wide building codes, which raises fears of a Missouri disaster along the New Madrid fault.
Radio Story - Like Turkey where absence of building codes is being blamed for thousands of earthquake deaths, Missouri also lacks building codes.
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers plan study the growing number of immigrants into Missouri.
Newspaper Story - A federal court has blocked implementation of a new state law designed to protect Missouri family farmers.
Radio Story - Two federal teams investigate the death of Russel Willenberg. Willenberg was killed near St. Louis when a crane fell on him.
Radio Story - With just hours left in this year's session, state lawmakers drafted and approved a bill to help laid-off workers at Boeing's St. Louis plant start new businesses.
Newspaper Story - If a bill passes, a fellow licensed professional must sign an affidavit before a proceeding begins.
Newspaper Story - If Columbia is looking for help in its fight against urban sprawl, it may come from the state legislature.
Newspaper Story - People who invested in viatical settlements have complained of being cheated by out of state viatical firms
Newspaper Story - Rep. Tim Harlan's small business health insurance bill is languishing in the Senate
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Senate approved a bill Tuesday that could add about a cent to the price of every cigarette sold by off-brand cigarette companies.
Newspaper Story - The House approved a bill that would require factors other than one's credit rating be used when denying automobile insurance to Missourians.
Radio Story - Senator Sarah Steelman introduced an amendement that she says would have stopped state's $12 million payments to expand the Transworld Dome.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Tim Harlan's bill for tax cuts, insurance controls passes House - without opposition
Newspaper Story - Appeals against the state's tobacco settlement have caused another snag in the state's efforts to get its $6.7 billion pay out from the tobacco industry.
Radio Story - The off-track betting bill was approved by the Senate with a vote of 18 to 16 and some Senators are concerned with how this could negatively affect the state and its citizens.
Radio Story - A bill, perfected in the House, would place tougher restrictions on telemarketing companies.
Radio Story - Missourians decide whether cell-phone users will pay an extra fifty cents per month for better 911 emergency service.
Newspaper Story - At a special meeting of the Senate Judicial Committee, representatives of the attorney general's office cleared up some issues surrounding the $6.7 billion tobacco settlement's attorneys fees, its final settlement date and the purpose of off-brand tobacco legislation.
Newspaper Story - Missourians will decide on the April 6 ballot whether to compel cell-phone users to pay extra for 911 emergency services.
Newspaper Story - Law banning "simulated oral copulation" considered by Supreme Court
Radio Story - Lobbyists for car dealers and manufacturers are working the state capital this week to swing opinions in their favor.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers are trying to bring the total number of specialized license plates up to 77.
Newspaper Story - Some lawmakers want to require the federal government to get legislature approval before purchasing land in Missouri.
Newspaper Story - The new tax could charge cell telephone users to improve the wireless 911 emergency system if passed in April's Ballot
Newspaper Story - The House sponsor of collective bargaining for government workers conceeds his bill is dead.
Radio Story - The Missouri House defeats a plan to give more power to unions representing government workers.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Farm Bureau members rallied at the Capitol for relief - and for rural issues
Newspaper Story - Two bills proposed to eliminate liability from state computers due to the Y2K problem.
Newspaper Story - Union attempts to lower the cost estimate for bear little fruit.
Newspaper Story - A new measure would cut tax credits to persons who employs illegal aliens. the sponsor said this bill would help to reduce the illegals crime
Newspaper Story - Under Sen. Ted House's bill, porn victims would be able to bring civil action against porn manufactures, producers, and wholesale distributors
Newspaper Story - Bill to prohibit employment and insurance discrimination on the basis of genetic information.
Newspaper Story - Small business health insurance, a major aspect of Rep. Tim Harlan's agenda, draws criticism from members
Newspaper Story - Off-brand tobacco companies would haveto put up money to state government to sell cigarettes in Missouri under legislation approved Tuesday by the Senate General Laws Committee.
Newspaper Story - A Senate committee has voted to force off-brand tobacco companies to pay into a special escrow account to sell their products in Missouri.
Radio Story - Tobacco companies that are not part of the tobacco settlement may have to pay money to go into an escrow fund.
Newspaper Story - Last year 40,000 people were victims of identity theft, one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation. Missouri Legislators have proposed four new bills in response to victims' lobbying.
Newspaper Story - A slew of health insurance mandates are coming through the legislature this year
Newspaper Story - Missouri's two major teachers unions split over collective bargaining
Newspaper Story - Rep. Quincy Troupe, D-St. Louis, is sponsoring a bill that would require employers to give former welfare recipients the same rights as existing workers.
Radio Story - One of the state's main teacher organizations urges lawmakers to reject collective bargaining rights for government workers.
Newspaper Story - With legislation proposed Tuesday, Sen. Wayne Goode, D-St. Louis County, said that tow-truck companies have no right ot make a profit out of selling abandoned vehicles.
Newspaper Story - Utility regulation would be turned over to a statewide elected group under a proposal presented Wednesday to the Senate Financial and Governmental Organization Committee.
Newspaper Story - On the April ballot, voters will decide whether cellular phone users will be charged an additional 50 cents to enhance emergency 911 calls.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's House Speaker forms a committee to review the tobacco settlement agreement.
Newspaper Story - A committee came forward today with a proposal to enhance mental health care coverage for those with severe mental illnesses
Newspaper Story - As Republicans were criticizing Missouri's governor for the size of his proposed tax package, he was getting a wave of support from a usual bastion of the Republican Party -- the business lobby.
Newspaper Story - In his annual state of the state address, Gov. Mel Carnahan proposed the merger of existing labor agencies to form one agency dedicated to handling all issues of unemployment benefits and job training.
Newspaper Story - Attorney General Jay Nixon filed a lawsuit against the state's largest hog farm charging violations of the state's environmental laws.
Newspaper Story - The Democrat's font-runner for governor in 2000 found himself under partisan attack Tuesday for announcing extension of a farm-loan program. The conference was Holden's first in the statehouse in more than a year.
Newspaper Story - Both Rep. Tim Harlan and key Republicans agree that last year's comprehensive plans is dead
Newspaper Story - As a special committee issues it report today on small-business access to health care, both Republicans and Democrats were uncertain about the prospects for compromise.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers propose a mandatory $1000 fine for speeding truckers.
Newspaper Story - Partisan bickering over tax cuts dominating the opening day of Missouri's 1999 legislative session.
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