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Bill to Repeal Missouri's Child Labor Law is "Dead"

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Jane Cunningham
State Senator Jane Cunningham has dropped her controversial bill to repeal Missouri's child labor laws.

The Republican from west St. Louis County garnered national attention last month -- even appearing in a Jay Leno monologue -- when she proposed changes that would eliminate restrictions on both the age in which children can work in Missouri and the hours they can spend toiling each day at their jobs. For businesses that employ children, the bill would also have done away with those pesky inspections by the state's Division of Labor Standards.

Cunningham's office provided little explanation as to why it decided to end its pursuit of the legislation. "[T]he bill is dead. It's no longer an issue," a spokesman for the senator told Missouri media on Monday.

After a reading last month, the bill had remained stalled in the Senate. The measure also never picked up a co-sponsor. Gee, wonder why?

H/T: Fired Up! Missouri


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7 comments
nicehandnick
nicehandnick

Good lord, ***WHAT*** people voted this poor excuse for a human being into office?

amrka durka
amrka durka

child labor like indonesia, but all with the good taste and fasion of the south. reba!

Stephen Koehler
Stephen Koehler

Nice to know there is intelligent life in the Missouri Senate

J A Hopkins
J A Hopkins

It is good that it is dead!!!It had to be one of the stupidest ideas I have ever heard!!! Does she not have any children? I cannot imagin anyone with children could ever come up with something so cold!!! I hope every parent remembers that she tried this when it's election time again!!!

JumadaSTL
JumadaSTL

Who cares about her hair? I don't want her crazy views – or anything close to them – forced on us. These state legislators have gone insane and most people either don't know or don't care because they see this stuff as part of stopping "Obama's socialist agenda". Also, I'm not afraid to admit I drive a minivan. My guess is she drives a super-sized SUV.

Keith Hernandez Guards Lines
Keith Hernandez Guards Lines

I can't believe a woman with hair like that gets to make laws that concern American citizens. What a freak show.

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