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1996 Business Stories
Newspaper Story - Business opposition surfaces to legislative plan for tougher regulation of managed care health plans.
Radio Story - In-depth feature on Missouri impact of the Prudential Insurance Company charges and national settlement.
Radio Story - Governor to make managed care part of his legislative agenda.
Radio Story - Missouri part of nationwide agreement on auto leasing.
Radio Story - Directors of Health and Labor announced their resignations at the same time.
Radio Story - Head of the Missouri Health Department resigns.
Radio Story - The Missouri Department of Insurance releases a list ranking insurance companies by number of customer complaints.
Radio Story - The Department of Insurance publishes a new consumer complaint index on the state's top 40 insurance companies.
Newspaper Story - HMO representatives argue for gag rules on doctors.
Radio Story - HMO draft regulations unveiled by a legislative committee.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's minimum wage debate echoes Canadian debate
Newspaper Story - Backgrounder on the minimum wage ballot issue.
Radio Story - Missouri's minimum wage debate echoes Canadian debate.
Radio Story - State Labor Department predicts minimum wage proposal will cause confusion.
Radio Story - The cost estimate of an increase in minimum wage is taken off the ballot.
Radio Story - Opposing sides approve a court decision to keep ballot language showing the cost of a minimum wage increase to the state.
Radio Story - Opponents of a minimum wage increase win a court battle to keep language the same on the November ballot.
Radio Story - Supporters of a minimum wage increase lose a lawsuit to change ballot language about finanacial impact.
Radio Story - Proponents of a minimum wage increase file a lawsuit against the state, alleging biased wording on the ballot.
Newspaper Story - State considers appeal of court rejection of Blue Cross profit-making order.
Radio Story - Legislative health committee zeroing in on managed-care regulation.
Radio Story - Missouri's Department of Insurance has not yet decided to appeal the ruling in favor of Blue Cross keeping it's assets.
Radio Story - Business plans $1 million campaign against the minimum wage proposal on the November ballot.
Newspaper Story - Legislative committee moving toward HMO regulation.
Radio Story - Senator Jim Mathewson's Welfare to Work program gets people back to work and makes sure they don't abuse state assistance.
Radio Story - Missouri's Welfare to Work program takes 24-hundred people off food stamps and into the work force.
Radio Story - Candidates for attorney general agree that the state shouldn't waste the money on lawsuits.
Newspaper Story - No immediate effect for mid-Missourians from Boatman's Bank merger.
Radio Story - Health Department spokesman favors state suing tobacco industry.
Radio Story - Ballot status for state minimum wage to be announced after Labor Day.
Radio Story - State delays on tobacco lawsuit about health costs.
Lobbyist gift ban dies in Missouri's 1996 legislative session.
The House lifts credit card percentage caps to lure more retail business
The relatives of patients with Alzheimers disease would get more information concerning their loved ones.
The senate votes to strip an anti-lobbyist amendment from a crime bill.
The Missouri Legislature says yes to tighter control of student athletes and their agents on the M.U. campus.
The legislature sends the governor a bill for tighter regulations on athletic agents and their student clients.
Bill lets tailgaters into bars on Sunday morning
Bill lets wholesalers sell liquor with non-alcoholic products
Non-married, same-sex pigs authorized to carry concealed weapons under legislative staffer's suggested bill.
The Senate passes a bill making it a crime to sell human remains.
House rejects efforts by black legislators to restrict alcohol advertising in minority areas.
A Legislator's efforts to ban advertising in black communities got shot down in the House.
The long battle over telecommunications is over, and the governor is expected to sign a telecom bill.
Governor gets bill to assure hospital stay coverage for women after they deliver.
AARP says bill doesn't make insurance company pay back enough.
Senate approves reinstating a type of local sales tax.
KC Blue Shield Blue Cross's for-profit plan hits Senate opposition.
Senate debate blocks vote on Blue Cross & Blue Shield's for-profit plans.
Committee hears environmental secrecy protection bill on Earth Day.
The death of an all-night convenience store clerk prompts legislation.
Hemp-production resolution passes Senate (newspaper story).
The Senate passes a resolution favoring hemp research and production
Basic rates for phone services could rise under Senate-passed bill.
Senate gives preliminary approval to bill that would raise local phone rates.
Phone regulation bill comes before Senate.
Senate debates telecommunication bill for hours, makes no decision.
Both proponents and opponents to a proposed telecommunications bill agree it will raise rates.
Anti-smoking forces charge tobacco industry trying to block local control of tobacco.
Secretary of State charges Lloyd's of London with securites fraud.
Missouri legislators stall on HMO bills, while the medical community and insurance industry continue to bicker.
Senate delays vote on lobbyist gift ban.
Truckers would get fatter pay checks with faster speeds.
In effort to stall regulatory measures on HMOs, Senate President Pro Tem asked colleagues to form a packaged health care plan.
Committee hears bill to give fired employees a reason to find out why.
What's an HMO that's getting so much legislative attention.
Main provisions in the various HMO bills.
Complaints about HMOs prompt legislative action.
Rural legislators trying again to impose environmental regulations on large livestock plants.
Infobox on livestock plant regulation bills that have been filed.
Labor pushing for ban on hiring replacement workers.
Blue Cross profit-making plans run into legislative questions.
Blue Cross Blue Shield asks legislature to allow it to become profit making.
Docs rally to demand HMO regulation.
Proposals filed to give corporate polluters a break.
Business Pollution Secrecy Proposed
Comittee hearings proposal to ban CATV apartment charges.
Republicans claim Carnahan is taking credit for their plan
Missouri farmers speak out against hog industry effects on the environment.
Governor leaves health insurance regulation off his agenda.
Experts agree with governor that the state's economy is booming.
Insurance industry questions bill to assure minimum hospital stay for birth.
State treasurer has unclaimed property worth millions.
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