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Largest Ill. Employee Union Says Rauner’s Latest Executive Action is ‘Blatantly Illegal’

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s move to eliminate “fair share” payments from public sector employees who opt out of joining a union, but still get benefits from collective bargaining, is “blatantly illegal,” according to AFSCME Council 31 spokesman Anders Lindall.


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3 Accused of Social Security Fraud

Federal grand jurors have indicted three southwestern Illinois women on charges that they together defrauded tens of thousands of dollars in Social Security benefits.



Missouri Bill Would Make It Harder To Get Unemployment

Employees fired for missing work and for disobeying company rules could have a harder time claiming unemployment benefits.



Missouri Senate Approves Unemployment Changes

People fired for sleeping on the job and missing work could have a harder time getting unemployment benefits under a bill endorsed by the Missouri Senate.


MU Considers Broader Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

Additional benefits could cost $1.2 million per year.


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MO Relaxes Jobless Benefits Rule in Flood Zone

State eases requirement that people check in once a month.


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MO Senate embraces extension of jobless benefits

GOP claims victory despite falling short of demands.


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UPDATED: Lembke Ends Filibuster Blocking Jobless Benefits

But the St. Louis-area Republican seeks to stop other federal funding for the state, as much as $400 million.