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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon briefs reporters on his decision to veto Senate Bill 493 in Creve Coeur, Missouri on June 24, 2014. Senate Bill 493 would have diverted taxpayer dollars to private schools and exacerbated the hardships faced by students in struggling districts and their families. Nixon called on school districts in the region to support the stateÕs plan to improve the financial stability and academic performance of troubled schools.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Unemployment Benefits Override Looks Set

Missouri’s Republican-led Senate appears to have enough support.

08/23/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the state legislature during the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

A Look at Key Bills from Missouri’s 2015 Legislative Session

Here’s a look at where some of the major issues stand before Friday’s deadline to pass bills.

05/11/2015

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Missouri House Sends Unemployment Benefit Cuts to Governor

A top business priority for Missouri Republicans is heading to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk, but the measure did not get the number of votes needed to override a potential veto.

04/21/2015

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Improper Payments by Federal Agencies Reach Record $125B

The payments included tax credits for families that didn’t qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not have been necessary, and unemployment benefits for people who were actually working.

03/17/2015

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Missouri Unemployment Reform Act Sent to Governor

Acting up on the job could land Missourians without unemployment benefits, under a measure sent to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk on April 29.

04/30/2014

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IL Fed Workers Must Repay Unemployment Pay

State officials say federal employees in Illinois who were furloughed during the shutdown have to repay unemployment insurance benefits.

10/21/2013

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Veto Sustained On Mo. Unemployment Bill

The Senate voted 24-10 on Wednesday to override Nixon’s veto. The House did not vote on the bill after an earlier vote on similar legislation fell shy of the needed two-thirds majority.

09/12/2013

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Illinois Faces Cuts as Federal Unemployment Aid Ends

About 90,000 people in Illinois will stop receiving unemployment benefits when a federal emergency program ends later this month.

12/12/2012

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Behind Bars and Collecting Unemployment

Illinois looks for inmates collecting unemployment .

07/11/2012

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Toughening Up Rules for Employee Misconduct

Senator Will Kraus wants to expand the definition of “misconduct to include violations of an employer’s rules outside the workplace and on an employee’s own time.

04/16/2012

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