Missouri House Oversight Committee Chairman Wants to Make Sure Labor Department is Handling Unemployment Issue Correctly

Missouri’s labor director is expected to face tough questions from lawmakers in both parties today (Tuesday), about unemployment overpayments and the department’s subsequent decision to request reimbursement. The Missouri House Special Committee on Government Oversight will hear testimony this afternoon at 2, and committee chairman Jered Taylor says taxpayers who didn’t commit fraud should NOT have to repay money:

Taylor has bipartisan support on this. University City Democratic State Senator Brian Williams says if the state overpaid someone, that’s on the state, not the individual. Chairman Taylor is encouraging Missourians who can’t attend today’s hearing to fill out written testimony.