Friday, April 15, 2011

Capitol Briefing: Unemployment Benefits Extension Signed into Law

JEFFERSON CITY — Legislation continues to move forward in the Senate, including several bills that have been approved by both chambers and now move to the governor’s desk for his signature.

Early in the week, the Senate gave final approval to House Bill 163, legislation that would extend unemployment benefits for Missouri families who have reached, and those nearing, the 79-week cut-off. The legislation, handled in the Senate by Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, was adopted with an emergency clause. The governor signed the legislation on Wednesday. Since the legislation contained the emergency clause, the bill went into effect immediately with the governor’s signature.

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