- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Police charge 18-year-old in shooting death; may have been accidental (12/11/16)
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Three juveniles charged with making terrorist threat (12/11/16)
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)16
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)35
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
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