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Byline: Jason Hancock
April 30--ST. LOUIS -- Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a bill Friday that would have made it more difficult to prove discrimination cases against former employers. Then he all but eliminated any chance of compromise on the issue, saying he would "not cede one inch of ground."
The measure is one of six legislative priorities the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has lobbied lawmakers to pass this year. It would have required workers who claim discrimination in wrongful termination lawsuits to prove that bias was a "motivating" factor. The current standard requires them to prove only that it was a "contributing" factor. It would also have lowered …