Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a measure that would cut the weeks of unemployment benefits available to workers who lose their jobs.
Missouri senators on Monday voted to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill removing several thousand families from a welfare program in a move Nixon said would make Missouri’s limits among the lowest in the nation.
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.
Federal grand jurors have indicted three southwestern Illinois women on charges that they together defrauded tens of thousands of dollars in Social Security benefits.
Employees fired for missing work and for disobeying company rules could have a harder time claiming unemployment benefits.
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.
Additional benefits could cost $1.2 million per year.
State eases requirement that people check in once a month.
GOP claims victory despite falling short of demands.
But the St. Louis-area Republican seeks to stop other federal funding for the state, as much as $400 million.