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- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter faces challenge from criminal investigator Wes Drury (10/21/16)8
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- 18-year-old killed in one-car crash Thursday morning (10/21/16)1
- Man arrested after dispute at school spurs brief lockdown (10/21/16)6
- Perry County: A great place to find home away from home (10/14/16)
- 'I feel for them' (10/20/16)1
- Tours provide a glimpse of Cape Girardeau's supposedly haunted past (10/17/16)1
- Benton man accused of statutory rape, selling pot (10/20/16)1
- Crews are working on the new Drury Hotel (10/21/16)1
Workers' comp reforms were needed
To the editor:
I commend Gov. Matt Blunt for signing into law reforms to Missouri's workers' compensation system. As a Missouri employer, I can tell you firsthand the system is broken. Senate Bill 1 takes important steps to bring balance back to the system.
While injury rates in my business have declined, we are seeing increases annually in costs. This impact to our bottom line keeps our organization from increasing benefits for our employees in other areas, such as wage increases and health benefits.
By securing commonsense reforms, our workers' compensation system can better achieve its intended purpose: providing protection for truly injured workers.
These reforms mean a great deal to my business and the employer community as a whole. Thank you to our legislators and Governor Blunt for finally making these much-needed reforms a reality.
GREGORY R. HANTAK, Vice President,
JS Logistics, St. Louis