Missouri lost more jobs than any other state last year. That's why Chamber of Commerce officials say Missouri's in a state of economic emergency.
Nishi Gupta reports.
According to statistics from the U.S. Labor department, Missouri lost almost 78,000 jobs. Representatives from both national and state chambers say some of these losses are due to frivolous lawsuits. Brett Hamm, a director of the national chamber of commerce says state lawmakers need to reform workers compensation and medical malpractice because jobs are being cut to make up for money being lost in court.
But, Senate Minority Leader, Ken Jacob of Columbia, says the chamber of commerce is misguiding its political power by protecting business interests and undermining the welfare of workers.
From Jefferson City, Nishi Gupta, KMOX News.