GUEST COMMENTARY: Time is running out to fix Second Injury Fund

Monday, May 13, 2013 | 2:26 p.m. CDT

A Republican legislator called the state of Missouri a “deadbeat” last week. Why? Because the state and its businesses promised to protect our state’s workers and their families, yet for the past seven years have failed to do so and now only have less than a week to act. The legislature’s inability to correct its past mistake and pass a compromise to fix the state’s bankrupt Second Injury Fund is an embarrassment to anyone who values hard work, responsibility, and our Constitution.