A few weeks after the end of the 2013 legislative session, Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones offered a report card to Springfield residents. It was one of 17 planned stops this week throughout southern Missouri.
The Republican from Eureka used two large poster boards displaying various legislative accomplishments as talking points. Among them were the approval of bills for paycheck protection, prevailing wage, and reform of the financially troubled Second Injury Fund, of which the Speaker says he’s most proud.
“So once again, it can become operable for Missouri’s workers, Missouri’s job creators, Missouri’s employers,” said Jones. “And I’m proud to say that fund will become operational again in the very near future, once the Governor signs that bill.”
He says the priorities for next session include restoring caps in medical malpractice lawsuits, tax credit reform, and enacting a bonding program for major infrastructure projects.
Jones added the legislature will again look at the issue of Medicaid expansion next session, for which he’s formed a committee to examine during the interim.