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Chamber of Commerce against new requirements

September 16, 1997
By: Jennifer Sheffield
State Capital Bureau

A top Missouri business organization is opposing a health insurance requirement the House stuck onto an economic development bill.

Jennifer Sheffield has the story in Jefferson City.

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Under the House-approved amendment, if businesses want tax subsidies, they must provide equal health coverage for all workers -- including part-time workers.

Dan Mehan (May-han), a state chamber of commerce vice president, says it's bad for small business.

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Contents: He says it gives small businesses one more hurdle to cross in order to receive any assistance from state government.

According to the amendment's sponsor, Representative Tim Harlan, if corporations want tax breaks they need to give back to the people.

I'm Jennifer Sheffield in Jefferson City.