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Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe addresses AIM Annual Meeting


Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe addresses AIM Annual Meeting. Also pictured, Second Vice-Chairman Jerry Hunter of Bryan Cave LLP and First Vice-Chairman Patrick Daly of Sierra Bullets.


Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe addressed the Annual Meeting of the Associated Industries of Missouri on November 16, 2017.

Senator Kehoe spoke about the legislative victories for Missouri businesses in the 2017 legislative session, including right-to-work, tort reform measures including employment law reform, and workers’ compensation reform. He also spoke on some legislative goals for the 2018 legislative session, including a bill the legislature has passed twice regarding unemployment reform.

“The most recent unemployment bill we passed was vetoed by then-Governor Jay Nixon and both the House and Senate voted to override the veto, but the Missouri Supreme Court voided the veto override on a procedural basis,” said Senator Kehoe. “We will try again this year to pass the bill that ties the number of weeks of unemployment benefits to the rate of unemployment and fixes a double-dip that allows former employees with severance packages to obtain unemployment benefits while still receiving their full salaries,” said Kehoe.

Ray McCarty, president of Associated Industries of Missouri, introduced Senator Kehoe to the group, highlighting his efforts on behalf of all Missourians and particularly on behalf of Missouri employers. “Senator Kehoe is a businessman and he understands the challenges faced by businesses of all sizes,” said McCarty. “None of the great things we have accomplished for Missouri businesses would be possible without his leadership in the Missouri Senate and we look forward to working with him to achieve even more next session,” said McCarty.

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