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MO Senate Works on Bill that would Forgive Unemployment Overpayments, Shrink Future Jobless Benefits

Missouri State Capitol. Photo by Office of Administration, Commissioner's Office.

The Missouri Senate worked Monday on a bill that would forgive state and federal unemployment overpayments. During debate on the proposal, an attempt was also made to shrink future jobless payments by eight weeks. Kansas City Democrat Greg Razer says the effort would kick Missourians while they are down.

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Warrensburg Republican Denny Hoskins says too many people are unemployed and should be incentivized to get back to work. The Senate ended up pulling the bill from debate, but the measure could pop up again soon.

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