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Senate, House to compromise on workers' comp

March 3, 2005
By: Victor Roberto
State Capital Bureau

The Missouri legislature could be reexamining workers' compensation as early as next week.

Victor Roberto has more from the state Capitol.

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A bill regarding workers' compensation is going back to the drawing board...again.

The Missouri Senate and House has passed two different versions a changed state workers' compensation law.

Before it goes to the governor's office, the Senate and House must hammer out their differences.

A 10-member conference committee could discuss the issue as early as Tuesday.

St. Louis County Senator John Loudon, the bill's sponsor, says he's excited about working out the details of the issue.

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Contents: Our goal is to create more jobs...and make Missouri more worker-friendly.

Loudon says he wants to reach a compromise before the legislature takes it spring break.

From the state Capitol, I'm Victor Roberto.

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The Missouri Senate and House will now have to find common ground on workers' compensation.

Victor Roberto has more from the state Capitol.

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Senators and representatives will be working together next week to compromise on workers' compensation.

The House passed a different bill than the original Senate bill on Wednesday.

The issue could be discussed by a conference committee as early as Tuesday.

House Speaker Rod Jetton of Marble Hill says it's hard to say what parts of the House bill the Senate will accept.

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Contents: But I can tell you our people will go over there and fight as hard as we can for the House position. I'm sure the Senate will do the same. I'm going to try to get some good, reasonable folks on that conference committee that will sit down and try to work on a good compromise.

Senate Republicans say they want to reach a compromise before their March 17 recess.

From the state Capitol, I'm Victor Roberto.