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House approves Senate substitute for unemployment compensation.

Date: April 12, 2011
By: Brian Bondus
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 163 and the roll call.

Intro: 
Governor Nixon's signature is all that's left before 10,000 Missourians get their unemployment benefits restored.
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap:  The Missouri House sent legislation to the governor to extend unemployment benefits by a vote of  138 to 13. 

The bill came from the Senate where a Republican filibuster  had held it up for weeks.


The delay made benefits expire on April 2 for 10,000 long-term unemployed Missourians.  

Republican Representative Barney Fisher from Western Missouri says it was time for the bill to reach the governor.  

 

Actuality:  FISHER.WAV
Run Time:  00:12
Description: "We had to accept them really and concur in what the Senate did. I don't think their changes were drastic. I think they were reasonable and it was time to pass that bill and get it to the governor."
 

Governor Nixon's spokesman says the bill will now go under an "expidited review process."

Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Brian Bondus.  

Intro: 
After a month long delay to restore unemployment benefits in Missouri, the bill finally gets to Governor Nixon.
RunTime:  0:37
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: While about 10,000 longterm unemployed Missourians will get their benfits restored, the bill come with some concessions.

Future unemployed Missourians will see thier benefits cut by six weeks, a concession the House made to the Senate. 

Four Republican Senators held up the bill for weeks making benefits expire.  

Democrat leader Mike Talboy says the House needed to pass the bill or fear...

Actuality:  TALBOY4.WAV
Run Time:  00:06
Description: "Sending this over to, whether there called the four horsemen of the apocalypse or as I've dubbed them, the lunatic fringe."

Governor Nixon's spokesman says the bill will now go under an "expidited review process."

Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Brian Bondus.


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