Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Missouri House advances a workers’ comp bill that includes a fix for the state’s Second Injury Fund, and the Missouri Senate approves a bill allowing more charter schools in the state. It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.
Missouri House Passes Workers Comp Bill
The Missouri House has passed its version of a workers’ compensation bill that also proposes to fix the state’s ailing Second Injury Fund. The vote again fell mostly along party lines, passing 92 to 56, with one lawmaker voting "present." The measure would place occupational disease claims back within the workers’ comp system and would bar employees from suing each other over workplace injuries and illnesses. Read more here.
Missouri Senate OKs Charter School Expansion
The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation that could allow charter schools to be formed outside of Kansas City and St. Louis. In a voice vote Wednesday, the Senate backed a measure that would allow charter schools to be set up in districts that have been declared unaccredited. It would also allow charter schools in some districts that would have been provisionally accredited for three straight years, starting with next school year. Find out more here.