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MO House Passes Bill to Cut Unemployment Benefits to as Little as Eight Weeks

Representative J. Eggleston. Photo by Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications.

(MISSOURINET) –  Missouri could cut unemployment benefits to as little as eight weeks.

The state House has passed a bill that would base the amount of time someone could get jobless benefits on the unemployment rate.

The lower the unemployment rate, the fewer weeks a person could get jobless aid.

State Representative J. Eggleston, a Republican from northwest Missouri’s Maysville, is sponsoring the bill.

Several House Democrats say the bill would hurt people, not help them. The legislation heads to the Senate.

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